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    • Birdsong

    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 172
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 118

    Set before and during the Great War, Birdsong captures the drama of that era on both a national and a personal scale. It is the story of Stephen, a young Englishman, who arrives in Amiens in 1910. His life goes through a series of traumatic experiences, from the clandestine love affair that tears apart the family with whom he lives to the unprecedented experience of the war itself.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic narration of a modern classic

    • By Kim on 01-20-11

    Regular price: $12.78

    • A Possible Life

    • A Novel in Five Parts
    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: Samuel West, Christian Rodska, Lucy Briers, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    In Second World War Poland, a prisoner closes his eyes and pictures a sunlit cricket ground. Across the yard of a Victorian poorhouse, a man is too ashamed to acknowledge the son he gave away. In a 19th-century French village, an old servant understands the meaning of the Bible story her master is reading. In the Catskills, 1971, a girl steps out of a Chevy with a song that will send shivers through her listeners' skulls. A few years from now, in Italy, a scientist discovers links between time and the human brain, and her lover's novel and his life.

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Jeeves and the Wedding Bells

    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104

    P.G. Wodehouse documented the lives of the inimitable Jeeves and Wooster for nearly 60 years, from their first appearance, in 1915, (“Extricating Young Gussie”) to his final completed novel ( Aunts Aren't Gentlemen), in 1974. These two were the finest creations of a novelist widely proclaimed to be the finest comic English writer by critics and fans alike. Now, 40 years later, Bertie and Jeeves return in a hilarious affair of mix-ups and mishaps.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent!

    • By DCinMI on 11-06-13

    Regular price: $20.99

    • A Week in December

    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 36

    London: the week before Christmas, 2007. Over seven days we follow the lives of seven characters: a hedge fund manager trying to bring off the biggest trade of his career; a professional footballer recently arrived from Poland; a young lawyer with little work and too much time to speculate; a student who has been led astray by Islamist theory; a hack book reviewer; a schoolboy hooked on reality TV and genetically altered pot; and a Tube train driver whose Circle Line train joins these and countless other lives together in a daily loop.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Something Different from Faulks

    • By Cariola on 04-23-10

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Charlotte Gray

    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: Jamie Glover
    • Length: 16 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    In 1942, Charlotte Gray, a young scottish woman, goes to Occupied France on a dual mission: to run an apparently simple errand for a British special oeprations group and to search for her lover, an English airman who has gone missing in action. In the small town of Lavaurette, Sebastian Faulks presents a microcosm of France and its agony in 'the black years'. Here is the full range of collaboration, from the tacit to the enthusistic, as well as examples of extraordinary courage and altruism.

    Regular price: $25.68

    • Devil May Care

    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    An Algerian drug runner is savagely executed in the desolate outskirts of Paris. This seemingly isolated event leads to the recall of Agent 007 from his sabbatical in Rome and his return to the world of intrigue and danger, where he is most at home. The head of MI6, M, assigns him to shadow the mysterious Dr. Julius Gorner, a power-crazed pharmaceutical magnate whose wealth is exceeded only by his greed.

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Girl at the Lion D'Or

    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: James Wilby
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 7

    A beautifully controlled and powerful story of love and conscience, will and desire which begins when a mysterious young girl arrives to take up a post at the seedy H-tel du Lion d'Or in a small French town in the mid-1930s. The Girl at the Lion d'Or is the first book in Sebastian Faulks' French trilogy of novel. Birdsong and Charlotte Gray are also available from Random House Audio Books, read by Samuel West.

    Regular price: $20.75

    • On Green Dolphin Street

    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: Sebastian Faulks
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    The world seems an effervescent place of parties, jazz, and family happiness to Mary van der Linden. But the Eisenhower years are ending, and 1960 brings the presidential battle between two ambitious senators: John Kennedy and Richard Nixon. When an American newspaper reporter called Frank Renzo enters the van der Lindens' lives, they are forced to confront the terror of the Cold War that is the dark background of their carefree existence.

    Regular price: $12.78

    • Jeeves and the Wedding Bells

    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    A gloriously witty novel from Sebastian Faulks using P.G. Wodehouse’s much-loved characters, Jeeves and Wooster, fully authorised by the Wodehouse estate.Bertie Wooster, recently returned from a very pleasurable soujourn in Cannes, finds himself at the stately home of Sir Henry Hackwood in Dorset. Bertie is more than familiar with the country house set-up: he is a veteran of the cocktail hour and, thanks to Jeeves, his gentleman's personal gentleman, is never less than immaculately dressed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Reincarnation of PG Wodehouse

    • By M. J. Laskin on 12-21-13

    Regular price: $21.32

    • Human Traces

    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: James Adams
    • Length: 24 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Sixteen-year-old Jacques Rebière is living a humble life in rural France, studying butterflies and frogs by candlelight in his bedroom. Across the Channel, in England, the playful Thomas Midwinter, also sixteen, is enjoying a life of ease, resigned to follow his father's wishes and to pursue a career in medicine.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator ruined it in places

    • By Annie M. on 10-10-12

    Regular price: $34.96

    • Devil May Care

    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: Tristan Layton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    An Algerian drug runner is savagely executed in the desolate outskirts of Paris. This seemingly isolated event leads to the recall of Agent 007 from his sabbatical in Rome and his return to the world of intrigue and danger where he is most at home. The head of MI6, M, assigns him to shadow the mysterious Dr. Julius Gorner, a power-crazed pharmaceutical magnate, whose wealth is exceeded only by his greed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tristan must have never watched a Bond movie.

    • By ZZ35mm/digital on 05-01-16

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Birdsong

    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: Peter Firth
    • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 51

    Set before and during the great war, Birdsong captures the drama of that era on both a national and a personal scale. It is the story of Stephen, a young Englishman, who arrives in Amiens in 1910. His life goes through a series of traumatic experiences, from the clandestine love affair that tears apart the family with whom he lives, to the unprecedented experiences of the war itself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • YES, this is the audiobook you must pick!

    • By Chrissie on 08-20-12

    Regular price: $25.58

    • A Week in December

    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    A Week in December takes place over the course of a single week. It brings together an intriguing cast of characters, each apparently in his or her own world but - as gradually becomes clear - intricately related. As the story builds to its climax, Faulks pulls together powerful ideas about family, money, religion and the way we live today.

    Regular price: $20.65

    • Engleby

    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: Michael Maloney
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Mike Engleby says things that others dare not even think. When the novel opens in the 1970s, he is a university student, having survived a "traditional" school. A man devoid of scruple or self-pity, Engleby provides a disarmingly frank account of English education. Yet beneath the disturbing surface of his observations lies an unfolding mystery of gripping power.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Extraordinary

    • By Jack C on 08-15-08

    Regular price: $14.45

    • Where My Heart Used to Beat

    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: David Sibley
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    "You don't live the life I have without making some enemies." Having accepted a strange but intriguing invitation to a French island, psychiatrist Robert Hendricks meets the man who has commissioned him to write a biography. But his subject seems more interested in finding out about Robert's past than he does in revealing his own.

    Regular price: $23.45

    • A Possible Life

    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas, Samuel West, Christian Rodska, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Terrified, a young prisoner in the Second World War closes his eyes and pictures himself going out to bat on a sunlit cricket ground in Hampshire. Across the courtyard in a Victorian workhouse, a father too ashamed to acknowledge his son. A skinny girl steps out of a Chevy with a guitar; her voice sends shivers through the skull. Soldiers and lovers, parents and children, scientists and musicians risk their bodies and hearts in search of connection.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • For me it was not up to Faulk,s high standard

    • By Chris on 11-27-12

    Regular price: $23.45

    • A Fool's Alphabet

    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: Julian Glover
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The events of Pietro Russell's life are told in 26 chapters. From A-Z each chapter is set in a different place and reveals a fragment of his story. As his memories flicker back and forth through time in his search for a resolution to the conflicts of his life, his story gradually unfolds. . .

    Regular price: $26.32

    • A Week in December

    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    A Week in December is Sebastian Faulks's first wholly contemporary novel. Set in London, it's a brilliant social satire, structured like a thriller, that takes place over the course of a single week at the end of 2007. It brings together an intriguing cast of characters, each apparently in his or her own world but - as gradually becomes clear - ultimately intricately related.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting interconnected characters

    • By Catarina on 10-25-09

    Regular price: $19.18

    • Devil May Care

    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Northam
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Devil May Care will be published in May 2008 to celebrate the Centenary of Ian Fleming's birth. This new instalment in the adventures of the world's most iconic spy has been written by one of Britain's most admired novelists, Sebastian Faulks.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • "Old School" Bond is back

    • By Phelix_da_Kat on 06-05-08

    Regular price: $21.32

    • Human Traces

    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Jacques Rebiere and Thomas Midwinter, both sixteen when the story starts in 1876, come from different countries and contrasting families. They are united by an ambition to understand how the mind works and whether madness is the price we pay for being human. As psychiatrists, their quest takes them from the squalor of the Victorian lunatic asylum to the crowded lecture halls of the renowned Professor Charcot in Paris; from the heights of the Sierra Madre in California to the plains of unexplored Africa.

    Regular price: $12.39

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