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    • Salmon Fishing In The Yemen

    • By: Paul Torday
    • Narrated by: Paul Torday
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 135
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 110

    Author Paul Torday makes his debut with this clever absurdist novel. Fisheries scientist Dr. Alfred Jones is approached by an extravagantly wealthy sheik with a novel plan. To foster goodwill, the sheik would like to introduce salmon fishing to Yemen - the same Yemen that is largely a desert - and politicians think it's a great idea.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Seriously funny

    • By Aunt Crabby on 05-11-12

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Girl on the Landing

    • By: Paul Torday
    • Narrated by: David Monteath, Clare Wille
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    From the best-selling author of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, a ghost story, a psychological thriller and a tale of love rediscovered. Elizabeth has been married to Michael for ten years. She has adjusted to a fairly monotonous routine with her wealthy, decent but boring husband. Part of this routine involves occasional visits to Beinn Caorrun, the dank and gloomy house in a Scottish glen that Michael inherited. There are memories there that Michael will not share with her. But then Michael begins to change. It starts when he thinks he sees, in a picture, the figure of a girl on a landing.

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

    • By: Paul Torday
    • Narrated by: John Sessions, Samantha Bond, Fenella Woolgar
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Written as a "report into the circumstances surrounding the decision to introduce salmon into the Yemen", this is a novel that is made up of e-mails, letters, diary extracts, records of the prime minister's Question Time, interviews, and chapters from the memoirs of a fantastically weasely Peter Mandelson-type figure.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Sheila on 04-07-07

    Regular price: $18.11

    • The Irresistible Inheritance of Wilberforce

    • By: Paul Torday
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Late one summer evening, Wilberforce - rich, young, work-obsessed and self-contained - makes an unexpected detour on the way home from the software company he owns and unwittingly takes the first step on a journey that will change his life. His uncharacteristically impulsive act leads him to the door of Caerlyon Hall, the domain of Francis Black, a place where wine, hospitality, and affection flow freely.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Deeply moving

    • By Colin on 02-11-08

    Regular price: $33.38

    • Death of an Owl

    • By: Paul Torday, Piers Torday
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    Brought up in Switzerland, the only son of well-to-do parents, Charles Fryerne is somewhat unprepared for the world he meets when he goes up to Oxford University in the early 1980s. There he meets a fascinating social set, including a stellar young playwright, a student dubbed 'the future leader of the Conservative party' and a mercurial figure with ambitions to become the youngest prime minister since Pitt. When they leave university, the characters go their separate ways.

    Regular price: $20.65

    • More Than You Can Say

    • By: Paul Torday
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    A late-night gambling session ends in a bet for Richard Gaunt: can he walk to Oxford by lunchtime the next day? Gaunt sets off, and as morning breaks and the dreaming spires near, his evening's winnings look set to double. But when men in a Jeep reverse into him, scooping him off the roadside, Gaunt enters a yet stranger world. Taken to a country house, he is kept hostage by a man with impeccable manners, Mr Khan.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not a comedy!

    • By Scott on 03-31-14

    Regular price: $24.88

    • The Legacy of Hartlepool Hall

    • By: Paul Torday
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 7

    From the best-selling author of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen comes a story of inheritance, a great country house, and a way of life that is disappearing...Ed Hartlepool has been living in self-imposed exile for five years, but with a settlement regarding his inheritance looming, he must return to his ancestral seat, Hartlepool Hall.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Will on 08-13-13

    Regular price: $24.88

    • The Hopeless Life of Charlie Summers

    • By: Paul Torday
    • Narrated by: Simon J. Williamson
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Hector Chetwode-Talbot, Eck to his friends, has left the army and is slightly at a loss as to what to do next, when he is approached by an old army pal, Bilbo Mountwilliam. Bilbo runs an investment fund company and business is booming. Bilbo persuades Eck to join the company as a 'greeter' for moneyed clients. All Eck has to do is supply the contacts with entertainment and large G&Ts and then the fund managers will do the rest.

    Regular price: $24.31

    • The Irresistible Inheritance of Wilberforce

    • By: Paul Torday
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Late one summer evening, Wilberforce - rich, young, work-obsessed and self-contained - makes an unexpected detour on the way home from the software company he owns and unwittingly takes the first step on a journey that will change his life. His uncharacteristically impulsive act leads him to the door of Caerlyon Hall, the domain of Francis Black, a place where wine, hospitality, and affection flow freely.

    Regular price: $15.88

    • Light Shining in the Forest

    • By: Paul Torday
    • Narrated by: David Timson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Norman Stokoe has just been appointed Children's Czar by the new government. He sells his flat and moves up north to take up the position. However before his first salary cheque has even hit his bank account, new priorities are set for the government department for which he works. The Children's Czar network is put on hold but it is too late to reverse the decision to employ Norman. So he is given a P.A. and a spacious office in a new business park on the banks of the Tyne. He settles down in his new leather chair behind his new desk, to wait for the green light to begin his mission.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Public Service vs The Individual

    • By Jenny on 02-18-14

    Regular price: $33.44

    • Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

    • By: Paul Torday
    • Narrated by: John Sessions, Samantha Bond, Fenella Woolgar
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Written as a "report into the circumstances surrounding the decision to introduce salmon into the Yemen", this is a novel that is made up of e-mails, letters, diary extracts, records of the prime minister's Question Time, interviews, and chapters from the memoirs of a fantastically weasely Peter Mandelson-type figure.

    Regular price: $14.01