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    • Fingersmith

    • By: Sarah Waters
    • Narrated by: Juanita McMahon
    • Length: 23 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,857
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,681
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,685

    Orphaned as an infant, Susan Trinder was raised by Mrs. Sucksby, “mother” to a host of pickpockets and con artists. To pay her debt, she joins legendary thief Gentleman in swindling an innocent woman out of her inheritence. But the two women form an unanticipated bond and the events that follow will surprise every listener. Fingersmith was shortlisted for the Orange Prize and the Booker Prize, and was chosen as book of the year 2002 by more organizations than any other novel. Sarah Waters was named Author of the Year at the 2003 British Book Awards.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The BEST BOOK I"ve read this year!

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-30-11

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Little Stranger

    • By: Sarah Waters
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 15 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 851
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 588
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 585

    The Little Stranger follows the strange adventures of Dr. Faraday, the son of a maid who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. One dusty postwar summer in his home of rural Warwickshire, he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for more than two centuries, the Georgian house, once grand and handsome, is now in decline - its masonry crumbling, its gardens choked with weeds, the clock in its stable yard permanently fixed at 20 to nine.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A creepy story, with atmosphere for days

    • By Lesley on 10-13-14

    Regular price: $38.50

    • Tipping the Velvet

    • By: Sarah Waters
    • Narrated by: Juanita McMahon
    • Length: 19 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 661
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 598
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 597

    Nan King, an oyster girl, is captivated by the music hall phenomenon Kitty Butler, a male impersonator extraordinaire treading the boards in Canterbury. Through a friend at the box office, Nan manages to visit all her shows and finally meet her heroine. Soon after, she becomes Kitty's dresser and the two head for the bright lights of Leicester Square where they begin a glittering career as music-hall stars in an all-singing and dancing double act.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Did not disappoint!

    • By TENA on 01-25-15

    Regular price: $38.49

    • The Paying Guests

    • By: Sarah Waters
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 21 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,430
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,194
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2,203

    It is 1922, and London is tense. Ex-servicemen are disillusioned; the out-of-work and the hungry are demanding change. And in South London, in a genteel Camberwell villa, a large silent house now bereft of brothers, husband, and even servants, life is about to be transformed, as impoverished widow Mrs. Wray and her spinster daughter, Frances, are obliged to take in lodgers.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Tedious

    • By Loretta R. Cooper on 10-14-14

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Night Watch

    • By: Sarah Waters
    • Narrated by: Juanita McMahon
    • Length: 18 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 331
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 202

    New York Times best-selling author Sarah Waters received sweeping critical acclaim for her debut, Tipping the Velvet, and has been a finalist for the Orange and Booker Prizes. In The Night Watch she tells the riveting, intersecting tales of four Londoners during and after World War II. As these four people survive the devastation of war and experience the dizzying heights of life, their paths cross in ways none of them can foresee.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book!

    • By Lynn Lopez on 06-21-09

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Affinity

    • By: Sarah Waters
    • Narrated by: Juanita McMahon
    • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 256
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 231

    Named Author of the Year at the 2003 British BookAwards, Sarah Waters is the author of Tipping the Velvet, a New York Times Notable Book. Once inside the concrete walls of Millbank Prison, Margaret Prior, hired to speak with the female inmates, becomes all too aware that what she perceives to be reality may not be so. Bringing new ideas to her mind is the beautiful, but dangerous criminal Selina Dawes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating and Rich in Detail

    • By Ilana on 02-20-15

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Fingersmith

    • By: Sarah Waters
    • Narrated by: Juanita McMahon
    • Length: 23 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    London 1862: Sue Trinder, orphaned at birth, grows up among petty thieves - fingersmiths - under the rough but loving care of Mrs Sucksby and her 'family'. But from the moment she draws breath, Sue's fate is linked to that of another orphan growing up in a gloomy mansion not too many miles away.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Paying Guests

    • By: Sarah Waters
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 21 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 64

    Frances had been picturing her lodgers in purely mercenary terms - as something like two great waddling shillings. But this, she thought, was what it really meant to have paying guests: this odd, unintimate proximity, this rather peeled-back moment, where the only thing between herself and a naked Mrs Barber was a few feet of kitchen and a thin scullery door. An image sprang into her head: that round flesh, crimsoning in the heat.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • To be a fly on the wall in 1922

    • By Steve on 11-24-14

    Regular price: $20.24

    • The Little Stranger

    • By: Sarah Waters
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 16 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    In a dusty postwar summer in rural Warwickshire, a doctor is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for over two centuries, the Georgian house, once grand and handsome, is now in decline, its masonry crumbling, its gardens choked with weeds, the clock in its stable yard permanently fixed at twenty to nine. But are the Ayreses haunted by something more sinister than a dying way of life?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well worth it

    • By S on 12-29-09

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Tipping the Velvet

    • By: Sarah Waters
    • Narrated by: Juanita McMahon
    • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    'Piercing the shadows of the naked stage was a single shaft of rosy limelight, and in the centre of this was a girl: the most marvellous girl - I knew it at once! - that I had ever seen.' A saucy, sensuous and multi-layered historical romance, Tipping the Velvet follows the glittering career of Nan King - oyster girl turned music-hall star turned rent boy turned East End 'tom'.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Night Watch

    • By: Sarah Waters
    • Narrated by: Juanita McMahon
    • Length: 19 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    Moving back through the 1940s, through air raids, blacked out streets, illicit liaisons, sexual adventure, to end with its beginning in 1941, The Night Watch is the work of a truly brilliant and compelling storyteller. This is the story of four Londoners, three women and a young man with a past, drawn with absolute truth and intimacy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Atmospheric and suspenseful

    • By Lisa on 07-29-06

    Regular price: $26.64

    • Affinity

    • By: Sarah Waters
    • Narrated by: Juanita McMahon
    • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Set in and around the women's prison at Milbank in the 1870's, Affinity is an eerie and utterly compelling ghost story, a complex and intriguing literary mystery, and a poignant love story with an unexpected twist in the tale. Following the death of her father, Margaret Prior has decided to pursue some 'good work' with the lady criminals of one of London's most notorious gaols. Surrounded by prisoners, murderers, and common thieves, Margaret feels herself drawn to one of the prison's more unlikely inmates.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Fremde Gäste

    • By: Sarah Waters
    • Narrated by: Sabina Godec
    • Length: 23 hrs and 6 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

    London, 1922. Die 28-jährige Frances Wray und ihre Mutter sind gezwungen, Untermieter in ihrem Stadthaus aufzunehmen, um über die Runden zu kommen, seit der Vater und die beiden Brüder im Krieg gefallen sind. Mit der Ankunft von Lilian und Leonard Barber, einem modernen jungen Ehepaar, ändern sich die Atmosphäre und die Routinen des Hauses auf ungeahnte Weise.

    Regular price: $35.76