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    • I Am, I Am, I Am

    • Seventeen Brushes with Death
    • By: Maggie O'Farrell
    • Narrated by: Daisy Donovan
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115

    I Am, I Am, I Am is Maggie O'Farrell's astonishing memoir of the near-death experiences that have punctuated and defined her life. The childhood illness that left her bedridden for a year, which she was not expected to survive. A teenage yearning to escape that nearly ended in disaster. An encounter with a disturbed man on a remote path. And, most terrifying of all, an ongoing, daily struggle to protect her daughter - for whom this book was written - from a condition that leaves her unimaginably vulnerable to life's myriad dangers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Her prose is beautiful!

    • By Judy on 03-25-18

    Regular price: $21.00

    • This Must Be the Place

    • By: Maggie O'Farrell
    • Narrated by: Graham Rowat, Saskia Maarleveld
    • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 140
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 124

    Meet Daniel Sullivan, a man with a complicated life. A New Yorker living in the wilds of Ireland, he has children he never sees in California; a father he loathes in Brooklyn; and a wife, Claudette, who is a reclusive ex-film star given to shooting at anyone who ventures up their driveway. He is also about to find out something about a woman he lost touch with 20 years ago, and this discovery will send him off course, far away from wife and home. Will his love for Claudette be enough to bring him back?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A good story spoiled

    • By White rose on 03-24-17

    Regular price: $31.49

    • FREE: Exclusive Sessions with Maggie O'Farrell

    • Exclusive interview
    • By: Maggie O'Farrell, Robin Morgan
    • Narrated by: Maggie O'Farrell, Robin Morgan
    • Length: 10 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Audible Exclusive. Maggie O'Farrell joins us to talk about This Must Be the Place....

    Regular price: $0.00

    • I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death

    • By: Maggie O'Farrell
    • Narrated by: Daisy Donovan
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    A childhood illness she was not expected to survive. A teenage yearning to escape that nearly ended in disaster. A terrifying encounter on a remote path. A mismanaged labour in an understaffed hospital. Shocking, electric, unforgettable, this is the extraordinary memoir from Costa Novel-Award winner and Sunday Times best-selling author Maggie O'Farrell. It is a book to make you question yourself. What would you do if your life was in danger, and what would you stand to lose?   

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Seldom do I want to read a book twice

    • By Anonymous User on 05-04-18

    Regular price: $20.65

    • Instructions for a Heatwave

    • By: Maggie O'Farrell
    • Narrated by: Dearbhla Molloy
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    The stunning new novel from Costa-Novel-Award-winning novelist Maggie O'Farrell: a portrait of an Irish family in crisis in the legendary heatwave of 1976.

    Regular price: $15.98

    • The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox

    • By: Maggie O'Farrell
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 210
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 110

    Iris Lockhart is busy tending to the everyday business of her vintage clothing shop and her complicated love affairs when she receives a stunning phone call. Her great-aunt Esme, whom she never even knew existed, is being released from a psychiatric hospital where she has been locked away for over 60 years.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox

    • By Jessica on 06-19-08

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Instructions for a Heatwave

    • By: Maggie O'Farrell
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 92

    Gretta Riordan wakes on a stultifying July morning to find that her husband of forty years has gone to get the paper and vanished, cleaning out his bank account along the way. Gretta’s three grown children converge on their parents’ home for the first time in years: Michael Francis, a history teacher whose marriage is failing; Monica, with two stepdaughters who despise her and a blighted past that has driven away the younger sister she once adored; and Aoife, the youngest, now living in Manhattan, a smart, immensely resourceful young woman who has arranged her entire life to conceal a devastating secret.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Gem from O'Farrell

    • By Cariola on 07-17-13

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Hand That First Held Mine

    • By: Maggie O’Farrell
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 51
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      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    Lexie Sinclair yearns for more than her parents’ genteel country life. She makes her way to the city, where she meets a magazine editor, Innes, a man unlike any she has ever imagined. He introduces her to the thrilling world of Bohemian postwar London, and Lexie learns to become a reporter, to know art and artists, to live fully, unconventionally, and with deep love. And when she finds herself pregnant by a man wholly unsuitable for marriage or fatherhood, she doesn’t hesitate a minute to have the baby on her own.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Motherhood

    • By Alina on 01-04-17

    Regular price: $23.07

    • The Hand That First Held Mine

    • By: Maggie O'Farrell
    • Narrated by: Karen Cass
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    When the bohemian, sophisticated Innes Kent turns up by chance on her doorstep, Lexie Sinclair realises she cannot wait any longer for her life to begin, and leaves for London. There, at the heart of the 1950s Soho art scene, she carves out a new life for herself, with Innes at her side. In the present day, Elina and Ted are reeling from the difficult birth of their first child.

    Regular price: $13.85

    • The Distance Between Us

    • By: Maggie O'Farrell
    • Narrated by: Susie Riddell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    On a cold February afternoon, Stella catches sight of a man she hasn't seen for many years, but instantly recognises. Or thinks she does. At the same moment on the other side of the globe, in the middle of a crowd of Chinese New Year revellers, Jake realises that things are becoming dangerous. They know nothing of one another's existence, but both Stella and Jake flee their lives: Jake in search of a place so remote it doesn't appear on any map, and Stella for a destination in Scotland, the significance of which only her sister, Nina, will understand.

    Regular price: $21.81

    • This Must Be the Place

    • By: Maggie O'Farrell
    • Narrated by: Thomas Judd, Penelope Rawlins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    A reclusive ex-film star living in the wilds of Ireland, Claudette Wells is a woman whose first instinct, when a stranger approaches her home, is to reach for her shotgun. Why is she so fiercely protective of her family, and what made her walk out of her cinematic career when she had the whole world at her feet? Her husband Daniel, reeling from a discovery about a woman he last saw twenty years ago, is about to make an exit of his own. It is a journey that will send him off-course, far away from the life he and Claudette have made together.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Liz on 06-28-18

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox

    • By: Maggie O'Farrell
    • Narrated by: Daniela Nardini
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Edinburgh in the 1930s. The Lennox family is having trouble with its youngest daughter. Esme is outspoken, unconventional, and repeatedly embarrasses them in polite society. Even Kitty, Esme's beloved sister, is beginning to lose patience. Something will have to be done.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • I didn't like it

    • By Ann on 10-19-09

    Regular price: $17.05

    • After You'd Gone

    • By: Maggie O'Farrell
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    A distraught young woman boards a train at King's Cross to return to her family in Scotland. Six hours later, she catches sight of something so terrible in a mirror at Waverley Station that she gets on the next train back to London, where a traffic accident leaves her in a coma.'AfterYou'd Gone' follows Alice's mental journey into how she came to be this way, as she twists together threads of memory in a plot that grips from the outset.

    Regular price: $13.42

    • The Hand That First Held Mine

    • By: Maggie O'Farrell
    • Narrated by: Samantha Bond
    • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    A gorgeously written story of love and motherhood with stunning emotional punch - this is Maggie O'Farrell doing what she does better than anyone.This is the story of two women - Lexie and Elina, a journalist and a painter - separated by fifty years, but linked by a story of love, family secrets and deception, that touches powerfully on the theme of motherhood. It is acclaimed and bestselling author Maggie O'Farrell's most emotionally satisfying novel to date.

    Regular price: $10.94

    • My Lover's Lover

    • By: Maggie O'Farrell
    • Narrated by: Julia Watson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Maggie O'Farrell's second novel is an intense, unnerving and passionate story of betrayal, loss and love, with all the frisson and psychological intensity of 'Rebecca'. When Lily moves into Marcus's flat and plunges headlong into a relationship, she must contend not merely with the disapproval of flatmate Aidan, but with a more intangible, hostile presence. Could it be that Sinead, Marcus's ex, is trying to communicate with her?

    Regular price: $16.63

    • Ich bin, ich bin, ich bin

    • By: Maggie O'Farrell
    • Narrated by: Maria Simon
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    17 Berührungen mit dem Tod. An den unterschiedlichsten Orten, zu unterschiedlichen Zeiten lenkte der Tod Maggie O'Farrells Leben: Als sie im Alter von 8 Jahren beinah an einer unbekannten Virusinfektion starb. Als sie mit 15 aus Übermut und Freiheitsdrang einen törichten Fehler beging. Oder als sie bei der Geburt ihres ersten Kindes fast gestorben wäre. Maggie O'Farrells autobiographische Geschichte, die sie ursprünglich für ihre kranke Tochter erzählt hat, vermittelt das Gefühl, dass jeder Herzschlag zählt. "Fast gestorben zu sein ist nichts Einmaliges oder Besonderes. Der Tod begegnet uns ständig; wohl jeder war ihm schon einmal nahe, vielleicht ohne es zu merken."

    Regular price: $13.77

    • This Must Be the Place: Booktrack Edition

    • By: Maggie O'Farrell
    • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins, Thomas Judd
    • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A reclusive ex-film star living in the wilds of Ireland, Claudette Wells is a woman whose first instinct, when a stranger approaches her home, is to reach for her shotgun. Why is she so fiercely protective of her family, and what made her walk out of her cinematic career when she had the whole world at her feet? Her husband, Daniel, reeling from a discovery about a woman he last saw 20 years ago, is about to make an exit of his own. It is a journey that will send him off-course, far away from the life he and Claudette have made together. Will their love for one another be enough to bring Daniel back home? 

    Regular price: $26.17

    • The Distance Between Us

    • By: Maggie O'Farrell
    • Narrated by: Stella Gonet
    • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
    • Abridged
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    On a cold London afternoon, Stella encounters a man she has not seen for many years, whose face she instantly recognises – or thinks she does. At exactly the same moment, in Hong Kong, Jake is realising the crowd around him, celebrating Chinese New Year, is about to turn dangerous.

    Regular price: $11.56

    • My Lover's Lover

    • By: Maggie O'Farrell
    • Narrated by: Sandra Duncan
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
    • Abridged
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    When Lily moves into Marcus' flat, she is intrigued by signs of his recently departed ex-lover. A single dress left hanging in the wardrobe, a mysterious mark on the wall, the lingering odour of jasmine. Who was this woman? And what exactly were the circumstances of her sudden disappearance? It doesn't take long for Lily's curiosity to grow into an all-pervading obsession.

    Regular price: $7.22