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    • Neyler Quartet
    • By: Katie Flynn - writing as Judith Saxton
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Val Neyler, driving an ambulance through the blazing heart of London, is in an impossible position, for the man she loves is a fighter pilot with the Luftwaffe. And Jenny, whose husband, Simon, is flying Spitfires, finds herself working as a landgirl on a Devon farm. Cara, by contrast, develops her social life, and Maude, in the WAAF, falls in love with two men at once.... And Tina, matriarch of the family, loves them all, scolds them all, and tries to understand the new generation growing up in the troubled times of war. 

    Regular price: $25.63

    • A Christmas Candle

    • By: Katie Flynn
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    1939. Eve Armstrong is being evacuated to Devon. As the train pulls out of London, she takes a last look at the crowded platform, the shabbily dressed evacuees, and a rude little boy sticking his tongue out. At first, Eve is happier than ever at Drake's Farm. It's a different world that invites fresh starts, and so when Eve runs into the boy from the station, Johnny Durrell, they call a truce and soon become firm friends. The war might be a distant reality, but the arrival of Connie Hale makes every day a battle.

    Regular price: $22.06

    • You Are My Sunshine

    • By: Katie Flynn writing as Judith Saxton
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Kay Duffield's fiancé is about to leave the country, and her own duty with the WAAF is imminent when she becomes a bride. The precious few days she spends with her new husband are quickly forgotten once she starts work as a balloon operator. There she makes friends with shy Emily Bevan, who has left her parents' hill farm in Wales for the first time; down-to-earth Biddy Bachelor, fresh from the horrors of the Liverpool bombing; and spirited Jo Stewart, the rebel among them, whose disregard for authority looks set to land them all in trouble. The girls stay friends through good times and bad, through romantic encounters and, ultimately, tragedy.

    Regular price: $25.63

    • An Orphan's Christmas

    • By: Katie Flynn
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Liverpool, 1936. Molly Penelope Hardwick has been abandoned in Haisborough Orphanage. Desperate to discover her background, she befriends another orphan, Lenny Smith. Together they sneak out to roam the city of Liverpool, and hatch plans for their escape. But when Molly is forced to leave the orphanage, Lenny has no idea where she’s gone. And when war is declared, he soon forgets about his childhood best pal to focus on his posting with the RAF in Scrimpton.

    Regular price: $20.65

    • Still Waters

    • By: Katie Flynn
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 20 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Living on the edge of the beautiful Norfolk Broads with her father, the only ripple in Tess Delamere's calm life is the disturbing dream about her dead mother which haunts her. She yearns to know more, but the arrival of a new stepmother heralds the end of Tess' hopes that her father might divulge the past. As she grows up, Tess slowly starts to put together the pieces herself. But the outbreak of war brings tragedy and upheaval, changing Tess' priorities....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • lovely picture of wartime England

    • By Hilary hurwitz on 06-19-18

    Regular price: $29.84

    • The Pride

    • Neyler Quartet, Book 1
    • By: Katie Flynn
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    1901. Tina Rose is the beloved daughter of a wealthy Jewish family while Edward grew up with an abusive father in the wilds of New Zealand. Despite their differences, the two fall madly in love when Edward arrives in England, looking for a better future. However, the consequences of their love affair are terrible for Tina, as she is shamed by the father she adores, and Edward is sent away. Against all the odds, Tina and Edward find each other again.

    Regular price: $23.55

    • Orphans of the Storm

    • By: Katie Flynn
    • Narrated by: Lesley Sharp
    • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
    • Abridged
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    Jess and Nancy are nurses in France during the Great War. They have much in common for both have lost their lovers in the trenches, so when the war is over and they return to Liverpool, their future seems bleak.

    Regular price: $12.39

    • The Glory

    • By: Katie Flynn
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    As WWI begins, no family, including the Neylers, will be left untouched, and by the time the war finally finishes, nothing will ever be the same again. Ted and Tina Neyler's children are growing up, doomed to be drawn into the Great War: Frank will be scarred forever by one terrible day in the trenches while Louis, the charming optimist, returns unscathed from the war to find that his wife and mistress have met up and that his misdemeanours are inexorably catching up with him.

    Regular price: $34.59

    • The Liverpool Rose

    • By: Katie Flynn
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Lizzie is an orphan living with her aunt Annie, uncle Perce and two boy cousins within a stone's throw of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. Lizzie loves her aunt but is hated by her uncle. She makes friends with Geoff Gardiner, another orphan, and is teaching him to swim in the Scaldy when Clem Gilligan rescues the pair of them from drowning. Clem works on the canal boat, The Liverpool Rose, with Jake Pridmore and his wife, plying between the great cities of Leeds and Liverpool. Lizzie's situation at home starts to worsen and eventually she is forced to flee. Her first instinct is to make for the canal, but finding Clem is not so easy....

    Regular price: $26.39

    • A Mistletoe Kiss

    • By: Katie Flynn
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Hetty Gilbert is a canal child with no permanent address, so when she needs to join the library, she cannot do so. Miss Preece dislikes children, but Hetty's longing for books touches a chord and she stretches the rules to help her. Soon, Hetty's chief desire is to become a librarian like her friend. But with war on the horizon, their lives will never be the same.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous

    • By Rhonie on 05-06-18

    Regular price: $15.17

    • Chasing Rainbows

    • By: Katie Flynn
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 16 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Is love just an illusion? To the outside, Clare has everything: a beautiful home, a devoted husband and daughter, and plenty of money. But she is bored. Her husband Clive spends most of the year abroad - but what does he do after work hours? And her daughter Sally claims to spend all her time with horses and homework - but what about boys? Lonely, thwarted and unfulfilled - and against Clive's wishes - Clare takes a job managing a café.

    Regular price: $28.35

    • The Splendour

    • By: Katie Flynn
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    It is 1931, and once again Europe is heading towards disaster. Life must go on however, and a new generation of the Neyler family are making their way in this turbulent world. Louis Rose, the self-confessed black sheep of the family, returns to England for his father's funeral and is greeted with more bad news: he has lost his mistress to his young nephew.

    Regular price: $24.30

    • Time to Say Goodbye

    • By: Katie Flynn
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Imogen, Rita and Debby all missed the original evacuation and now the authorities are finding it difficult to place them. When Auntie and her niece, Jill, who run the Canary and Linnet Public House, offer to take them in, the billeting officer is greatly relieved. The countryside is heaven to the three little townies, especially after they meet Woody and Josh. They find that by climbing to the top of a tree they are able to watch the comings and goings of the young fighter pilots.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A time to say goodbye

    • By Sandra on 08-14-16

    Regular price: $16.31

    • A Christmas to Remember

    • By: Katie Flynn
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    A few days before Christmas Tess Williams rushes into Albert Payne's tobacconist shop, with two boys in hot pursuit, saying she's a thief. Albert chases the boys away, and though Tess does not realise it, this incident changes her life. Tess lives with her grandmother, Edie, in a small flat on Heyworth Street. She has recently returned from Bell Farm, where she was evacuated during the war. When the handsome Snowy White comes to her rescue she thinks her troubles are over, and returns to Bell Farm for a working holiday.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Touching story

    • By Nancy on 01-16-16

    Regular price: $23.23

    • A Mother's Hope

    • By: Katie Flynn
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Along a blacked-out wartime street a girl is scurrying, a basket on one arm. As sirens begin and bombs crash down, she is filled with panic and, with a heavy heart, abandons her burden in a sheltered doorway, meaning to return later. Even as she disappears in the resulting chaos, the bundle in the basket begins to wail.

    Regular price: $19.78

    • Jenny Alone

    • By: Katie Flynn
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    After the sudden and brutal breakdown of her marriage, Jenny finds herself alone for the first time in her life when she leaves the comfortable farmhouse with her four-year-old daughter. Taking refuge in a seaside town in North Wales, Jenny finds a room in a boarding house. It's difficult at first, but as she gets to know her fellow residents, she gradually begins to see that life has much more to offer than she could ever have dreamed.

    Regular price: $25.79

    • A Summer Promise

    • By: Katie Flynn
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Maddy lives with her grandmother in a tumbledown farmhouse in the Yorkshire Dales. The house has been in the family for generations, but her grandmother is struggling to cope. She is determined that no matter what happens, the two of them will not be forced into the workhouse. Though life is tough, Maddy manages to gain a scholarship to the local school. As war is declared, Maddy and her friends join up, leaving the beautiful Dales for the dangerous work of manning the Ack Ack sites.

    Regular price: $22.82

    • The Forget-Me-Not Summer

    • By: Katie Flynn
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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    Miranda Lovage and her mother have a blazing row when Arabella tells her daughter that she can no longer afford their present lifestyle. Miranda goes to bed angry and upset. When she awakes next morning, however, it is to find that her mother has disappeared. Miranda raises the alarm but everyone is baffled, and when searches fail to discover Arabella's whereabouts, Miranda is forced to live with her Aunt Vi and cousin Beth, who resent her presence and treat her badly.

    Regular price: $16.31

    • The Lost Days of Summer

    • By: Katie Flynn
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Nell Whitaker is 15 when war breaks out and her mother sends her to live with her Auntie Kath in a remote farmhouse on Anglesey. At first Nell hates it, but her friendship with Bryn, who works on the farm whilst waiting for his call-up papers, helps a lot. So when he leaves to join his ship, Nell is counting the days to his return. But her heart is broken when news reaches her that Bryn’s ship has been bombed and he has been drowned. Determined to bury her grief in hard work, Nell finds herself growing closer to Auntie Kath.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very enjoyable

    • By Kathleen Sheehan on 07-22-15

    Regular price: $18.33

    • Heading Home

    • By: Katie Flynn
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Claudia Muldoon and her sister, Jenny, live with their parents and their gran in her house in Blodwen Street. Both parents have good jobs and the family assume they are settled for life, but then Grandpa Muldoon has a seizure and begs his son to return to Ireland. In Ireland the Muldoons flourish and the girls love the freedom of their new life, though as they grow up, disadvantages become clear. Claudia has to find work, so both sisters return to Liverpool and to their old pal Danny, who welcomes them back with delight.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I'll keep Katie Flynn on my radar for future!

    • By Rio Delta Wild on 12-28-11

    Regular price: $15.17

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