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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 190
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 134

    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

    • Devil May Care

    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    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

    • 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 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 38

    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

    • Birdsong

    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: Peter Firth
    • Length: 15 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 54

    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

    • Paris Echo

    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: Elham Ehsas, Deborah McBride
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of Paris Echo by Sebastian Faulks. Here is Paris as you have never seen it before - a city in which every building seems to hold the echo of an unacknowledged past, the shadows of Vichy and Algeria. American postdoctoral researcher Hannah and runaway Moroccan teenager Tariq have little in common, yet both are susceptible to the daylight ghosts of Paris....

    Regular price: $24.00

    • Paris Echo

    • A Novel
    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: Elham Ehsas, Deborah McBride
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    American historian Hannah intends to immerse herself in World War II research in Paris, wary of paying too much attention to the city where a youthful misadventure once left her dejected. But a chance encounter with Tariq - a Moroccan teenager whose visions of the City of Lights as a world of opportunity and rebirth starkly contrast with her own - disrupts her plan. Hannah agrees to take Tariq in as a lodger, forming an unexpected connection with the young man. Yet as Tariq begins to assimilate into the country he risked his life to enter, he realizes that its dark past and current ills are far more complicated than he'd anticipated. 

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Devil May Care

    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: Tristan Layton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    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

    • Paris Echo

    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: Elham Ehsas, Deborah McBride
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Set in 2006, Paris Echo follows Hannah, a 31-year-old American post-doctoral researcher looking into the lives of women during the German Occupation of Paris in 1940-44, and Tariq, a 19-year-old boy who has run away from his home in Morocco, searching for sex and adventure. Through their culture clash we are taken back into the hidden Paris of the Dark Years, the Algerian War, and the simmering discontents of the banlieue. As the main characters fight to preserve their integrity and sanity, they find their future shaped by the lives of the dead, by the ghosts of the Paris Metro.

    Regular price: $39.20

    • 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

    • Human Traces

    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: James Adams
    • Length: 24 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    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: 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

    • 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

    • 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 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    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

    • 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 118
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110

    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

    • The Girl at the Lion d'Or

    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    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 Hotel du Lion d'Or in a small French town in the mid-1930s.

    Regular price: $12.39

    • 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

    • A Possible Life

    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas, Samuel West, Christian Rodska, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    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

    • 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

    • 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

    • Engleby

    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: Michael Maloney
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    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

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