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    • My Dear I Wanted to Tell You

    • A Novel
    • By: Louisa Young
    • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
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      5 out of 5 stars 129
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 127

    The lives of two very different couples - an officer and his aristocratic wife, and a young soldier and his childhood sweetheart - are irrevocably intertwined and forever changed in this stunning World War I epic of love and war. Moving among Ypres, London, and Paris, this emotionally rich and evocative novel is both a powerful exploration of the lasting effects of war on those who fight - and those who don't - and a poignant testament to the enduring power of love.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just read it!! Or rather, listen!

    • By Annie M. on 08-31-14

    Regular price: $28.51

    • The Heroes' Welcome

    • A Novel
    • By: Louisa Young
    • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
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      5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    Only 23, former soldier Riley Purefoy and his bride, Nadine Waveney, have their whole lives ahead of them. But Riley's injuries from the war have created awkward tensions between the couple, scars that threaten to shatter their marriage before it has truly begun.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great sequel to My Dear I wanted to tell you

    • By Judith on 04-30-15

    Regular price: $25.09

    • Devotion

    • By: Louisa Young
    • Narrated by: Eve Karpf
    • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From the best-selling author of My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You and The Heroes' Welcome, Louisa Young's Devotion is a novel of family, love, race and politics set during the electric change of the 1930s. Tom loves Nenna. Nenna loves her father. Her father loves Mussolini. Ideals and convictions are not always so clear in the murky years between the end of the First World War and the beginning of the second.

    Regular price: $14.97

    • You Left Early

    • A True Story of Love and Alcohol
    • By: Louisa Young
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Louisa first met Robert Lockhart when they were both 17. Their stop-start romance lasted decades, in which time he became a celebrated composer and she, an acclaimed novelist. Always snapping at their heels was Robert’s alcoholism, a helpless, ferocious dependency that affected his personality before crippling and finally, despite five years of hard-won sobriety, killing him. There are a million love stories, and a million stories of addiction. This one is truly transcendent.

    • A True Story of Love and Alcohol
    • By: Louisa Young
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Release date: 06-28-18
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    Regular price: $14.18

    • My Dear I Wanted to Tell You

    • By: Louisa Young
    • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Set on the Western Front, in London and in Paris, My Dear I Wanted to Tell You is a moving and brilliant novel of love, class, and sex in wartime, and how war affects those left behind as well as those who fight.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • special praise for the narrator

    • By Robyn on 03-26-14

    Regular price: $16.77

    • The Heroes' Welcome

    • By: Louisa Young
    • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    It's 1919, and Britain is realising that it is no longer at war. Now, Nadine and Riley, Rose, and Peter and Julia, must try to regain a sense of normality. But long shadows cast by the war dim the potential joys of peacetime, and matters of the heart prove arduous and bewildering. Normality doesn't seem to exist the way it did, and there is no ‘going back' to anything. What must give, for happiness to stand a chance? For those who fought, those who healed, and those left behind, 1919 is a year freighted with perilous beginnings, unavoidable realities, and gleams of indestructible hope.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Robyn on 04-23-15

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Friday Firsts (Complete Series)

    • By: Tom Rachman, Evie Wyld, Louisa Young, and others
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 53 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Four acclaimed novelists write their first stories for radio. The Coup by Tom Rachman describes how a protest threatens to turn into a coup, in London' s genteel Kensington, which is next door to where the two Geralds have just moved in. Steak by Evie Wyld, describes how a group of male barflies in small town Australia are unsettled by the appearance of Mariella. In She Wiped The Surface, Louisa Young, describes how a mother happily arranges her daughter's birthday party, but this masks a family bereavement. How to cope?

    Regular price: $10.33