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    • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

    • A Novel
    • By: Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated by: Jim Broadbent
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,464
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,720
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,726

    Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does, even down to how he butters his toast. Little differentiates one day from the next. Then one morning the mail arrives, and within the stack is a letter addressed to Harold from a woman he hasn't seen or heard from in 20 years. Queenie Hennessy is in hospice and is writing to say goodbye. Harold pens a quick reply and, leaving Maureen to her chores, heads to the corner mailbox. But then Harold has a chance encounter, one that convinces him that he absolutely must deliver his message to Queenie in person.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Walkabout

    • By FanB14 on 07-01-13

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Music Shop

    • A Novel
    • By: Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated by: Steven Hartley
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 666
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 628
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 627

    It is 1988. On a dead-end street in a run-down suburb there is a music shop that stands small and brightly lit, jam-packed with records of every kind. Like a beacon, the shop attracts the lonely, the sleepless, and the adrift; Frank, the shop's owner, has a way of connecting his customers with just the piece of music they need. Then, one day, into his shop comes a beautiful young woman, Ilse Brauchmann, who asks Frank to teach her about music.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another thing of beauty from Rachel Joyce

    • By Emily - Audible on 01-11-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy

    • A Novel
    • By: Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated by: Celia Imrie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,032
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,026

    In this poignant parallel story to Harold's saga, acclaimed author Rachel Joyce brings Queenie Hennessy's voice into sharp focus. Setting pen to paper, Queenie makes a journey of her own, a journey that is even bigger than Harold's. One word after another, she promises to confess long-buried truths--about her modest childhood, her studies at Oxford, the heartbreak that brought her to Kingsbridge and to loving Harold, her friendship with his son, the solace she has found in a garden by the sea.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • In Many Ways Beautiful, In Many Ways Tedious

    • By Marjorie on 04-14-15

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Perfect

    • A Novel
    • By: Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated by: Paul Rhys
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 357
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 322
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 321

    A spellbinding novel that will resonate with readers of Mark Haddon, Louise Erdrich, and John Irving, Perfect tells the story of a young boy who is thrown into the murky, difficult realities of the adult world with far-reaching consequences.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Touching and Fragile - Once Untangled.

    • By Amanda on 01-19-14

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Bronte BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • Seven Full-Cast Dramatisations
    • By: Charlotte Bronte, Anne Bronte, Emily Bronte, and others
    • Narrated by: Anna Maxwell-Martin, Ella Kendrick, Emma Fielding, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    A stunning collection of the Bronte sisters' novels, adapted by the bestselling author, Rachel Joyce. The collection includes Agnes Grey, Jane Eyre, Shirley, The Professor, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Villette and Wuthering Heights.

    Regular price: $34.90

    • Wuthering Heights

    • A Full-Cast BBC Radio Dramatisation
    • By: Emily Bronte, Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated by: Ben Batt, Chloe Pirrie, Emma Fielding, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Chloe Pirrie and Ben Batt star in this stunning dramatisation of Emily Brontë's classic, adapted by best-selling author Rachel Joyce. When homeless orphan Heathcliff is brought to the isolated, storm-swept farmhouse of Wuthering Heights, he sparks very different emotions in the children of the house, Hindley and Cathy. While Hindley instantly hates him and makes his life miserable, Heathcliff finds a soul mate in Cathy, and the two spend days playing together on the wild Yorkshire moors. Inseparable as children, passionately in love as adolescents, they are everything to each other....

    Regular price: $13.08

    • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

    • By: Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated by: Jim Broadbent
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 306
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 269
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 266

    When Harold Fry nips out one morning to post a letter, leaving his wife hoovering upstairs, he has no idea that he is about to walk from one end of the country to the other. He has no hiking boots or map, let alone a compass, waterproof, or mobile phone. All he knows is that he must keep walking - to save someone else's life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a wonderful story!

    • By Carol on 07-11-12

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Music Shop

    • By: Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated by: Steven Hartley
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    From the author of the worldwide best seller The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, a new novel about learning how to listen and how to feel and about second chances and choosing to be brave despite the odds. Because in the end, music can save us all.... It's 1988. Frank owns a music shop. It is jam-packed with records of every speed, size and genre. Classical, jazz, punk - as long as it's vinyl, he sells it. Day after day Frank finds his customers the music they need. Then into his life walks Ilse Brauchmann.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Book that has to be heard to be fully appreciated

    • By M. Botha on 03-14-18

    Regular price: $22.71

    • The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy

    • By: Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated by: Celia Imrie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    When Queenie Hennessy discovers that Harold Fry is walking the length of England to save her, and all she has to do is wait, she is shocked. Her note had explained she was dying. How can she wait? A new volunteer at the hospice suggests that Queenie should write again; only this time she must tell Harold everything. In confessing to secrets she has hidden for 20 years, she will find atonement for the past. As the volunteer points out, ‘Even though you’ve done your travelling, you’re starting a new journey, too.’

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent sequel to Harold Fry

    • By Timothy on 08-04-15

    Regular price: $23.44

    • A Snow Garden and Other Stories

    • By: Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated by: Niamh Cusack, Paul Venables, Rachel Joyce
    • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Seven stories to span the Christmas holidays: 'A Faraway Smell of Lemon': The school term has ended. It is almost Christmas, but Binny, out last-minute shopping, couldn't feel less like wishing glad tidings to all men. Ducking out of the rain, she finds herself in the sort of shop she would never normally visit. 'The Marriage Manual': Christmas Eve. Two parents endeavour to construct their son's Christmas present from a DIY kit and in the process find themselves deconstructing their marriage.

    Regular price: $19.18

    • The Portrait of a Lady (Classic Serial)

    • By: Henry James, Rachel Joyce (dramatisation)
    • Narrated by: Anna Maxwell Martin, Haydn Gwynne, Robert Bathurst, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Henry James's novel, dramatised by Rachel Joyce. Young and beautiful, Isabel Archer thinks that she is in control of her fate. Little does she know, however, that others behind the scenes are pulling the strings. The beautiful and free-spirited Isabel Archer is now a very rich woman. Two men have declared their love for her but she does not want to be married. Resolved to enjoy her fortune, she begins her travels. Starring Anna Maxwell Martin, Haydn Gwynne, Robert Bathurst, Gayle Hunnicutt and full cast. Pianist Duncan Walsh Atkins. Directed by Tracey Neale.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very good as dramatisation but can't replace the book

    • By Zrinka on 02-28-17

    Regular price: $15.49

    • A Female Former Marine Speaks Out About Nude Photos of Servicewomen

    • By: Rachel Gotbaum, Joyce Hackel
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Kate Hendricks Thomas says she and other military women typically endure sexual abuse on the job and so she was not surprised to learn that a Facebook page called "Marines United" with 30,000 Marine followers posted nude photos of females Marines.

    Regular price: $0.00

    • Perfect

    • By: Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated by: Paul Rhys
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 7

    In 1972, two seconds were added to time. It was in order to balance clock time with the movement of the earth. Byron Hemming knew this because James Lowe had told him and James was the cleverest boy at school. But how could time change? The steady movement of hands around a clock was as certain as their golden futures.Then Byron’s mother, late for the school run, makes a devastating mistake. Byron’s perfect world is shattered. Were those two extra seconds to blame? Can what follows ever be set right?

    Regular price: $23.44

    • Mister Franks fabelhaftes Talent für Harmonie

    • By: Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated by: Christian Baumann
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Mister Frank hat eine besondere Gabe: Er spürt, welche Musik die Menschen brauchen, um glücklich zu werden. In seinem kleinen Plattenladen in einer vergessenen Ecke der Stadt treffen sich Nachbarn, Kunden und die anderen Ladenbesitzer der Straße. Keiner weiß, wie lange sie hier noch überleben können. Da taucht eines Tages die Frau in Grün vor Franks Schaufenster auf. Sie ist blass und schön, zerbrechlich und stark zugleich. Doch sosehr er sich auch bemüht, Frank kann einfach nicht hören, welche Musik in ihr klingt.

    Regular price: $19.37

    • Die unwahrscheinliche Pilgerreise des Harold Fry

    • By: Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated by: Heikko Deutschmann
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Auf Schusters Rappen dem eigenen Ich und dem Sinn des Lebens auf der Spur: "Die unwahrscheinliche Pilgerreise des Harold Fry" beginnt mit einem alltäglichen Brief. Und doch ist gerade dieser Brief der Auslöser für eine äußerst ungewöhnliche Tat: Harold Fry beschließt plötzlich, seine ehemalige Kollegin Queenie in ihrem Hospiz in Schottland zu besuchen und ihr seine Gedanken persönlich mitzuteilen. Und schon geht er los. Einfach so. In Krawatte und alten Segeltuchschuhen.

    Regular price: $9.80

    • Arabian Afternoons

    • The Porter and the Three Ladies
    • By: Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated by: Serine Saba, Stephen Tompkinson
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    A wild, dark, modern fairytale, set in Damascus. The second in a series of contemporary plays inspired by stories from the Arabian Nights. It is time for Shahrazad to tell another tale to save her life. In this story within a story, we find out that if Joe doesn't find the exclusive to satisfy his ruthless editor, he will lose his job. He finds three beautiful women in Damascus but what is the truth behind their secret life?

    Regular price: $10.33

    • Der nie abgeschickte Liebesbrief an Harold Fry

    • Das Geheimnis der Queenie Hennessy
    • By: Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated by: Andrea Sawatzki
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    "Dies ist mein zweiter Brief an Dich, Harold, ein ganz anderer diesmal. Keine Lügen. Jetzt werde ich Dir alles gestehen, denn Du hattest recht damals: Es gibt so viel, was Du immer noch nicht weißt. Zwanzig Jahre lang waren meine Geheimnisse in mir vergraben; jetzt müssen sie ans Licht, bevor es zu spät ist." Queenie Hennessy erzählt die ganze Wahrheit. Ein Roman über Aufbruch, Freiheit, Schuld und Hoffnung - und die Frage, ob wir uns gegenseitig retten können.

    Regular price: $19.37

    • Mister Franks fabelhaftes Talent für Harmonie

    • By: Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated by: Christian Baumann
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Mister Frank hat eine besondere Gabe: Er spürt, welche Musik die Menschen brauchen, um glücklich zu werden. In seinem kleinen Plattenladen in einer vergessenen Ecke der Stadt treffen sich Nachbarn, Kunden und die anderen Ladenbesitzer der Straße. Keiner weiß, wie lange sie hier noch überleben können. Da taucht eines Tages die Frau in Grün vor Franks Schaufenster auf. Sie ist blass und schön, zerbrechlich und stark zugleich. Doch sosehr er sich auch bemüht, Frank kann einfach nicht hören, welche Musik in ihr klingt.

    Regular price: $14.75

    • To sekunder i Byron Hemmings' liv

    • By: Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated by: Tina Kruse Andersen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    I 1972 blev der lagt to sekunder til tiden for at skabe balance mellem faktisk tid og jordens bevaegelse, men hvad har det af konsekvenser for vores liv? Byron Hemming er et følsomt, fantasifuldt barn, som bliver oprigtigt bekymret, da hans bedste ven fortaeller ham, at der skal laegges to sekunder oveni tiden, og det er med god grund, for da Byrons mor er ved at komme for sent til at aflevere børnene i skole, traeffer hun et skaebnesvangert valg, som får katastrofale konsekvenser for Byron. Hans perfekte liv er ødelagt. Var det de to ekstra sekunders skyld?

    Regular price: $18.56

    • Das Jahr, das zwei Sekunden brauchte

    • By: Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated by: Wanja Mues
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Niemand hat das Mädchen mit dem roten Fahrrad gesehen. Nur der elfjährige Byron, der mit seiner Mutter im Wagen sitzt, als der Unfall im dichten Nebel geschieht. Byron weiß sofort: Er darf keinem etwas davon erzählen. Doch in nur zwei Sekunden ist die ganze Welt aus den Fugen geraten - und es wird mehr als ein halbes Leben dauern, bis sie wieder in den Takt kommt.

    Regular price: $23.07

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