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    • A Perfect Heritage

    • By: Penny Vincenzi
    • Narrated by: Sandra Duncan
    • Length: 28 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    The House of Farrell - home of The Cream, an iconic face product that has seen women flocking to its bijoux flagship store in the Berkeley Arcade since 1953. At Farrell, you can rely on the personal touch. The legendary Athina Farrell remains the company's figurehead and in her kingdom at the Berkeley Arcade, Florence Hamilton plies their cosmetics with the utmost discretion. She is sales advisor - and holder of secrets - extraordinaire. But of course the world of cosmetics is changing and the once glorious House of Farrell is now in decline.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Highly Entertaining

    • By parsnip on 08-31-15

    Regular price: $26.64

    • More Than You Know

    • By: Penny Vincenzi
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 23 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 48

    A privileged girl from a privileged class, Eliza has a dazzling career in the magazine world of the 1960s. But when she falls deeply in love with Matt, an edgy working-class boy, she gives up her ritzy, fast-paced lifestyle to get married. By the end of the decade, however, their marriage has suffered a harrowing breakdown, culminating in divorce and a dramatic courtroom custody battle over their little girl. Also at risk is Eliza's gorgeous family home, a pawn in the game, which she can't bear to give up.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Like a box of chocolates...

    • By Paul Hersh on 08-06-12

    Regular price: $20.97

    • An Absolute Scandal

    • By: Penny Vincenzi
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 35 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    Set during the boom-and-bust years of the 1980s, An Absolute Scandal follows the lives of a group of people drawn together by their mutual monetary woes when the great financial institution Lloyd's undergoes a devastating downturn. For Nigel Cowper, this means the destruction of his family business. His wife, Lucinda, is willing to do everything she can to help him - except give up her irresistible lover.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A virtuoso performance!

    • By NMProf on 11-12-08

    Regular price: $47.93

    • The Decision

    • By: Penny Vincenzi
    • Narrated by: Sandra Duncan
    • Length: 30 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    A love affair...between Matt Shaw, self-made property tycoon, and Eliza Clark, dazzling fashion editor and one-time Deb of the Year. Their story spans sixties London, the extravagance of Milan and the lovely decaying country house that has been in Eliza's family for generations, and the source of huge trouble itself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved every Minute of the 30 Hours!! Best Ever

    • By Just on 05-16-12

    Regular price: $14.45

    • A Question of Trust

    • By: Penny Vincenzi
    • Narrated by: Sandra Duncan
    • Length: 22 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    A Question of Trust is vintage Penny Vincenzi: rich with characters, life-changing decisions, glamour, love, desire and conflict. London, 1950s. Tom Knelston is charismatic, working class and driven by ambition, ideals and passion. He is a man to watch. His wife, Alice, shares his vision. It seems they are the perfect match. Then, out of the blue, Tom meets beautiful and unhappily married Diana Southcott, a fashion model. An exciting but dangerous affair is inevitable and potentially damaging to their careers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant as Ever

    • By Marti on 11-13-17

    Regular price: $25.81

    • Sheer Abandon

    • A Novel
    • By: Penny Vincenzi
    • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
    • Length: 27 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    Martha, Clio, and Jocasta meet by chance at Heathrow airport in 1985 as they are starting off on separate backpacking adventures, and they decide to spend the first few days of their trips together in Thailand. When they go their separate ways, they vow to get together in London the following year. One of them, however, harbors a terrible secret: on her return from her pre-college excursion, she abandoned her just-born daughter at Heathrow.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous!!

    • By Nadine on 07-11-07

    Regular price: $43.93

    • An Absolute Scandal

    • By: Penny Vincenzi
    • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
    • Length: 32 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    It's the glittering 80s and Lucinda Cowper, Elizabeth Beaumont, and Flora Fielding feel happy and secure in the power and pleasure of wealth. Nothing could have prepared them for a devastating financial scandal, which turns the boom to bust. The crash takes away their hope, their self-respect, and for some, it destroys even more. Facing bleak futures, affairs begin, lies are spun, relationships are pushed to breaking point, and within the year someone will be dead. But who? And why?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pleasant Surprise

    • By Leisha on 11-14-13

    Regular price: $15.48

    • No Angel

    • By: Penny Vincenzi
    • Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
    • Length: 26 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 139
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 109

    Enter the world of the rich charismatic Lytton family and their powerful publishing empire in this passionate family saga, spanning the Edwardian era to World War I and the excesses of the glamorous 20s. Enter the world of Celia LyttonÑa woman who is used to getting her way. She moves through life making difficult and often dangerous decisions that affect herself and others.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Stay Away

    • By Patricia J Dunn on 08-21-10

    Regular price: $48.97

    • Sheer Abandon

    • A Novel
    • By: Penny Vincenzi
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Martha, Clio, and Jocasta meet by chance at Heathrow airport in 1985 as they are starting off on separate backpacking adventures, and they decide to spend the first few days of their trips together in Thailand. When they go their separate ways, they vow to get together in London the following year. One of them, however, harbors a terrible secret: on her return from her pre-college excursion, she abandoned her just-born daughter at Heathrow.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Be Prepared

    • By W.Denis on 11-02-08

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Best of Times

    • By: Penny Vincenzi
    • Narrated by: Judy Bennett
    • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    A hot summer's day, a crowded motorway, a split second that changed a group of people's lives forever. Jonathan, the successful, charismatic surgeon returning from a liaison with his mistress Abi. His wife thinks he's somewhere else... Georgia, the young actress desperate to get to London for an audition for the part that could make her career; and Linda, her agent, dynamic, ambitious - but lonely, and with a failed marriage behind her.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A good holiday listen

    • By Frances on 05-11-12

    Regular price: $15.71

    • Windfall

    • By: Penny Vincenzi
    • Narrated by: Laura Brattan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Until Cassia Fallon inherits a fortune from her godmother, hers is a life half lived. Having graduated from one of England's finest medical schools, the nearest she has come to practicing medicine has been as an unpaid secretary to her doctor husband, Edward.

    Regular price: $11.56

    • Almost a Crime

    • By: Penny Vincenzi
    • Narrated by: Laura Brattan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Tom and Octavia Fleming have the perfect power marriage. Attractive, rich and successful, theirs appears to be a gilded life. But appearances can be deceptive. When Octavia discovers Tom is having an affair, she is devastated. But the fallout from her husband's infidelity is far greater than she could have imagined. It seems nothing in the Flemings' charmed circle can escape the damage: to their children, their friends, even their precious careers.

    Regular price: $11.56

    • The Dilemma

    • By: Penny Vincenzi
    • Narrated by: Laura Brattan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    When Francesca married millionaire Bard Channing, she knew that he was arrogant and demanding - that was part of the attraction. She knew that taking on the children from his previous marriages wouldn't be easy. Nor would coming second to his business. But it didn't matter, she told herself, because above all she knew that she would do anything for him. Or, at least, she thought she would.

    Regular price: $11.56

    • An Absolute Scandal

    • By: Penny Vincenzi
    • Narrated by: Samantha Bond
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    What do you do when you lose everything? An Absolute Scandal is the story of the end of the glittering 80s and a devastating financial scandal that beset thousands of people when boom turned to bust.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A bit scattered

    • By Jade Matheson on 06-22-10

    Regular price: $11.56