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    • The Take

    • By: Martina Cole
    • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
    • Length: 16 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    An uncompromising and haunting story of betrayal and violence from the best-selling author Martina Cole. Freddie Jackson thinks he owns the underworld when he gets out of prison. He's done his time, made the right connections, and now he's ready to use them. His wife Jackie just wants her husband home, but she's forgotten the rows, the violence, and the girls Freddie can't leave alone. Bitter, resentful, and increasingly unstable, Jackie watches her life crumble while her little sister Maggie's star rises.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Un-put-downable!!

    • By Kcvu on 03-23-18

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Get Even

    • By: Martina Cole
    • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    The twenty-second novel from Sunday Times number-one best seller Martina Cole, author of Dangerous Lady, The Take, The Good Life, and many more.... Playing grown-ups, the future is theirs for the taking. Sharon Conway and Lenny Scott are childhood sweethearts.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Story lines getting thin

    • By Kevin on 12-01-15

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Family

    • By: Martina Cole
    • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Family is everything for the Murphy clan. Philip runs his business empire with the help of his brother, and dotes on his two sons who will, one day, take over. His wife Christine is his perfect match. She'd always dreamed of a big happy family and, when she married into the Murphys, she thought she'd found one. But when that illusion is shattered, she's already in too deep. The Murphys are dangerous and Christine can't unsee the horrors she has now been forced to open her eyes to. But nor can she escape them.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • martina cole not at her best

    • By Pat on 05-07-12

    Regular price: $16.52

    • The Ladykiller

    • By: Martina Cole
    • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
    • Length: 20 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 9

    George Markham has a nasty little hobby, one that erupts into an orgy of viscous sexual depravity. Patrick Kelly is a hard man. His one soft spot is his daughter, and when she falls victim to the Grantley Ripper, Kelly wants revenge. The DI in charge of the case is Kate Burrows. She feels for Kelly but her growing involvement with a known villain is putting her career at risk...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant!

    • By Ria Harmse on 09-02-18

    Regular price: $15.98

    • The Family

    • By: Martina Cole
    • Narrated by: Nicola Duffett
    • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Phillip Murphy is a family man. He worships his old mum; he takes care of his siblings who help run his business empire; he dotes on his two young sons who will one day take over. And then there's his wife and saviour, Christine, whom he loves with a vengeance. To Phillip Murphy, family is everything. Christine has always understood this about her husband. But there is another side to Phillip, and it's a side he never wanted his wife to see.

    Regular price: $11.56

    • The Faithless

    • By: Martina Cole
    • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Gabby looked at the woman she had hated nearly all her life. Then she sat down on the ladder-backed chair, put her face into her bloodied hands and cried. To the outside world, Cynthia Tailor is a woman to envy; she has a devoted husband, a lovely home and two gorgeous children. But Cynthia is deeply unhappy with her lot; she has always craved the best things in life, and is determined to see that she gets them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome

    • By Gary on 12-13-17

    Regular price: $20.65

    • Broken

    • By: Martina Cole
    • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
    • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    DI Kate Burrows thought she'd never face a killer like the Grantley Ripper again. But she was wrong. One by one, children are being abandoned. Thankfully, they're rescued from harm. Then one victim is not so lucky, and Kate knows she's in a race against time to save lives. Kate's finding the case tough and she needs the support of her lover, Patrick Kelly, more than ever. But Patrick's got his own problems. A dead body's turned up in his Soho club and, although he insists he's been set-up, Kate begins to doubt him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Broken

    • By ronald archer on 01-28-18

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Hard Girls

    • By: Martina Cole
    • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Hard live. Hard Lessons. It's murder on the streets. When a prostitute's body is found lifeless, mutilated and brutally raped, DCI Annie Carr has never seen anything like it and never wants to again. Kate Burrows, retired DCI now consultant, has plenty of experience when it comes to murder - after all she caught the Grantley Ripper and broke the biggest pedophile ring in the South East. She is determined to help put the killer behind bars.

    Regular price: $13.85

    • Hard Girls

    • By: Martina Cole
    • Narrated by: Nicola Duffett
    • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Danielle Crosby had a body to die for. A body she sold to the highest bidder. But she ended up paying for it with her life. When a prostitute's body is found lifeless, mutilated and brutally raped, DCI Annie Carr has never seen anything like it and never wants to again. Retired DCI, now consultant, Kate Burrows has plenty of experience when it comes to murder - after all she caught the Grantley Ripper and broke the biggest paedophile ring in the South East. She is determined to help put the killer behind bars.

    Regular price: $11.93

    • Two Women

    • By: Martina Cole
    • Narrated by: Jacqueline King
    • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Danger and violence have always been part of Sue Dalston's East End upbringing. Unloved by her mother, abused by her father, and brutalised throughout her entire marriage, she smashed her husband's skull in a final act of desperation. All that keeps her sane knows that she's done it to protect her four children. At last, they are safe from harm. When she is celled up with murderess Matilda Enderby, their fates become inextricably linked. And no one - least of all Sue - could have predicted the consequences...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Two women, not quite the best narrator

    • By B. L. E. Gill on 01-26-13

    Regular price: $15.98

    • The Business

    • By: Martina Cole
    • Narrated by: Nicola Duffett
    • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
    • Abridged
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    Imelda Dooley is scared. Really scared. She's played hard and fast and now she's been caught. She's pregnant and she's on her own. Her father, not a man to mess with, will see that somebody pays for this. And it's not going to be her. So Imelda Dooley tells a lie. A lie that literally causes murders. When Mary Dooley's husband is killed in the night's events, she knows she must graft to keep the family afloat. And she does, becoming a name in her own right. But she still has to watch her daughter's life spiral into a vicious, hate-fuelled cycle of drugs and prostitution.

    Regular price: $14.66

    • Damaged

    • By: Martina Cole
    • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    The new novel from Sunday Times No.1 best-seller, Martina Cole, sees the return of her iconic heroine DCI Kate Burrows. If you liked The Ladykiller you'll love Damaged. The 'undisputed queen of crime writing' ( Guardian) and the biggest selling female crime writer in the UK, Martina's unique, powerful storytelling includes Dangerous Lady, The Take, Betrayal and many more.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Life

    • By: Martina Cole
    • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    The Bailey brothers are gangsters determined to make their mark in the world. Peter and Daniel are chalk and cheese in many ways - Peter's calm exterior belies his ruthless nature, while Daniel's penchant for spectacular violence is legendary - but together they are unstoppable. From the late 70s they rule London's East End, and when their sons join the business, it seems that no one can touch the powerful Baileys. Although it's never easy at the top; there is always someone waiting to take you down....

    Regular price: $20.65

    • The Business

    • By: Martina Cole
    • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
    • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 8

    The Business is a tale of drugs, prostitution, and a young girl's fight for survival - against all the odds. Imelda Dooley is scared. She's played hard and fast and now she's been caught. She's pregnant and now she's on her own. Her father, not a man to mess with, will see that somebody pays for this. And it's not going to be her. So Imelda Dooley tells a lie. A lie that literally causes murders. When Mary Dooley's husband is killed in the night's events, she knows she must graft to keep the family afloat. And graft she does.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Boring Business

    • By Tracy on 05-30-12

    Regular price: $13.74

    • The Runaway

    • By: Martina Cole
    • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
    • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    When Cathy Connor and Eamonn Docherty are thrown together as children in the East End their fate is sealed. Cathy's miserable life as a prostitute's child changes forever when she's forced into care. The ordeal that follows leaves her with no choice but to run away to Soho, and she learns to survive in the violent heart of London's underworld. Meanwhile, Eamonn, who fled to New York, has gained a reputation as a ruthless villain.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Worth Gettting

    • By johanna on 12-31-11

    Regular price: $16.52

    • HiBrow: World Book Night 2012

    • By: Rupert Everett, Martina Cole, Colin Salmon, and others
    • Narrated by: Rupert Everett, Martina Cole, Colin Salmon, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
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    A celebration of adult literature and reading. The whole book industry, including booksellers, librarians and publishers, were invited come together and pick out their favourite titles to be included the final list of 25 books by authors from the UK and Ireland. The final list included fiction, poetry and memoirs, among others. There were some best sellers, some classics and some lesser known.  

    Regular price: $4.36

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    • By: Martina Cole
    • Narrated by: Nicola Duffett
    • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
    • Abridged
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    Patrick Brodie is on the way up. He is a risk-taker like his alcoholic father, and knows exactly how far he is prepared to go to get what he wants. Before long, Patrick has ruthlessly taken out the old guard of the criminal underworld and become a legend in his own lifetime.

    Regular price: $17.09

    • No Mercy

    • By: Martina Cole
    • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    The brand new novel from Sunday Times number one best seller and 'undisputed queen of crime writing' (Guardian) Martina Cole. The biggest selling female crime writer in the UK, Martina's unique and powerful novels have gripped their readers for 25 years, and include Dangerous Lady, The Take and Damaged.  

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Maura's Game

    • By: Martina Cole
    • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
    • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    The electrifying sequel to Martina Cole's Dangerous Lady combines emotional drama and shocking realism. Maura Ryan was the queen of the criminal underworld when she pulled off the most audacious gold bullion robbery of all time. Since then she's retired from a life of crime to be with the only man she's ever loved. But enemies from her past are closing in and they're about to learn that they should never cross Maura Ryan. The dangerous lady is back and she's as lethal as ever....

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Revenge

    • By: Martina Cole
    • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
    • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Michael Flynn is untouchable in a world of power, money, and violence. He fights for what he wants and he takes it, whatever the cost. He learns the rules of the Life from the best and when his mentor, legendary Face Patrick Costello, is taken out, no one questions that Michael Flynn is his natural successor. For Michael, loyalty - and crime - pay. Michael Flynn rises to heights beyond anything the criminal underworld has seen. He owns everyone and he rules his empire with an even but fierce hand. No one would dare challenge him. Then the unthinkable happens. Perhaps Michael Flynn is not so untouchable after all.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • This book is a very long drawn out soap opera.

    • By Rosalind on 10-26-13

    Regular price: $20.65

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