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    • The Winter Sea

    • By: Susanna Kearsley
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5,444
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,738
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4,760

    History has all but forgotten.... In the spring of 1708, an invading Jacobite fleet of French and Scottish soldiers nearly succeeded in landing the exiled James Stewart in Scotland to reclaim his crown. Now, Carrie McClelland hopes to turn that story into her next best-selling novel. Settling herself in the shadow of Slains Castle, she creates a heroine named for one of her own ancestors and starts to write. But then she discovers her novel is more fact than fiction....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing Read

    • By Menon on 08-14-12

    Regular price: $26.95

    • A Desperate Fortune

    • By: Susanna Kearsley
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,595
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,447
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,451

    For nearly 300 years, the cryptic journal of Mary Dundas has kept its secrets. Now, amateur codebreaker Sara Thomas travels to Paris to crack the cipher.... Jacobite exile Mary Dundas is filled with longing - for freedom, for adventure, for the family she lost. When fate opens the door, Mary dares to set her foot on a path far more surprising and dangerous than she ever could have dreamed.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Suggestion to listen with volume low & treble off

    • By mypenname on 08-14-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Shadowy Horses

    • By: Susanna Kearsley
    • Narrated by: Sally Armstrong
    • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 536
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 506
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 502

    Archaeologist Verity Grey has been drawn to the dark legends of the Scottish Borderlands in search of the truth buried in a rocky field by the sea. Her eccentric boss has spent his whole life searching for the resting place of the lost Ninth Roman Legion and is convinced he's finally found it - not because of any scientific evidence, but because a local boy has "seen" a Roman soldier walking in the fields, a ghostly sentinel who guards the bodies of his long-dead comrades.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Kearsley and Armstrong - A winning team!

    • By Dawn on 11-26-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Rose Garden

    • By: Susanna Kearsley
    • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,373
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,003
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,037

    Acclaimed author Susanna Kearsley's previous works have won the RT Book Reviews Reviewers Choice Award, and finaled for both the UK Romantic Novel of the Year and the RITA awards.

    Eva Ward is a modern woman thrown back three centuries to 1715 - only to find that might be exactly where she belongs. There, she finds true love with Daniel Butler, but the discord surrounding Hanoverian King George plunges the lovers into a world of intrigue, treason, and romance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing story.

    • By Angel Claire on 10-07-11

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Firebird

    • By: Susanna Kearsley
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,352
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,044
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,038

    Nicola Marter was born with a gift. When she touches an object, she sometimes glimpses those who have owned it before. When a woman arrives with a small wooden carving at the gallery Nicola works at, she can see the object’s history and knows that it was named after the Firebird - the mythical creature from an old Russian fable. Compelled to know more, Nicola follows a young girl named Anna who leads her into the past on a quest through the glittering backdrops of the Jacobites and Russian courts, unearthing a tale of love, courage, and redemption.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful Historical Fiction

    • By Katie - Audible on 06-06-13

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Mariana

    • By: Susanna Kearsley
    • Narrated by: Carolyn Bonnyman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,226
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,125
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,119

    Juliet Beckett believes in destiny. When she moves into Greywethers, a beautiful 16th-century farmhouse, she suspects that more than coincidence has brought her there. The locals are warm and welcoming; especially the eligible squire of Crofton Hall, yet beneath the ordinaries, Julia senses a haunting sadness about her new home. Then she learns of Mariana, a beautiful young woman who lived there 300 years ago. It seems history has been waiting for Julia...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I was hooked when I heard the Narrator's voice!

    • By Ray on 02-23-12

    Regular price: $34.42

    • Every Secret Thing

    • By: Susanna Kearsley
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 430
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 399
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 390

    No one lives forever. But the truth survives us all. Kate Murray is deeply troubled. In front of her lies a dead man, a stranger who only minutes before had approached her wanting to tell her about a mystery, a long-forgotten murder. The crime was old, he'd told her, but still deserving of justice. Soon Kate is caught up in a dangerous whirlwind of events that takes her back into her grandmother's mysterious war-time past and across the Atlantic as she tries to retrace the dead man's footsteps.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Liked the Book - But The Narrator Drove Me Nuts

    • By Mari on 01-12-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Splendour Falls

    • By: Susanna Kearsley
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 722
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 673
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 675

    Emily Braden has stopped believing in fairy tales and happy endings. When her fascinating but unreliable cousin Harry invites her on a holiday to explore the legendary town of Chinon, and promptly disappears - well, that's Harry for you. As Emily makes the acquaintance of Chinon and its people, she begins to uncover dark secrets beneath the charm.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • adventure, mystery an a touch of the supernatural

    • By Donna A on 05-13-14

    Regular price: $22.46

    • Season of Storms

    • By: Susanna Kearsley
    • Narrated by: Carolyn Bonnyman
    • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 362
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 338
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 341

    In the early 1900s, the playwright Galeazzo D’Ascanio lived for Celia Sands. She was his muse and the inspiration for his most stunning and original play. But the night before she was to take the stage, Celia disappeared. Now, decades later, Alessandro D’Ascanio is preparing to stage the first performance of his grandfather’s masterpiece. A promising young actress - who shares Celia Sands’ name, but not her blood - has agreed to star. She is instantly drawn to the mysteries surrounding the play - and to her compelling, compassionate employer. And even though she knows she should let the past go, in her dreams it comes back.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Evocative Prose

    • By Scott on 07-10-15

    Regular price: $39.86

    • Named of the Dragon

    • By: Susanna Kearsley
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 473
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 436
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 431

    The charm of spending the Christmas holidays in South Wales, with its crumbling castles and ancient myths, seems the perfect distraction from the nightmares that have plagued literary agent Lyn Ravenshaw since the loss of her baby five years ago. Instead she meets an emotionally fragile young widow who's convinced that Lyn's recurring dreams have drawn her to Castle Farm for an important purpose - and she's running out of time.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not Kearsley's best

    • By Fuzzy on 06-27-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Shadowy Horses

    • By: Susanna Kearsley
    • Narrated by: Sally Armstrong
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    With its dark legends and passionate history, the windswept shores of Scotland are an archaeologist's dream. Verity Grey is thrilled by the challenge of uncovering an ancient Roman campsite in a small Scottish village. But as soon as she arrives, she senses danger in the air. Her eccentric boss, Peter Quinnell, has spent his whole life searching for the resting place of the lost Ninth Roman Legion and is convinced he's finally found it....

    Regular price: $19.62

    • The Winter Sea

    • By: Susanna Kearsley
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    When best-selling author Carrie McClelland visits the windswept ruins of Slains Castle, she is enchanted by the stark and beautiful Scottish landscape. The area is strangely familiar to her but she puts aside her faint sense of unease to begin her new novel, using the castle as her setting, and one of her own ancestors, Sophia, as her heroine. Then Carrie realizes her writing is taking on a life of its own and the lines between fact and fiction become increasingly blurred.

    Regular price: $24.51

    • A Desperate Fortune

    • By: Susanna Kearsley
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    For nearly 300, the cryptic journal of Mary Dundas has kept its secrets. Now, amateur codebreaker Sara Thomas travels to Paris to crack the cipher. Jacobite exile Mary Dundas is filled with longing - for freedom, for adventure, for the family she lost. When fate opens the door, Mary dares to set her foot on a path far more surprising and dangerous than she ever could have dreamed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thoroughly enjoyed the dual stories...

    • By Belinda on 05-01-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Rose Garden

    • By: Susanna Kearsley
    • Narrated by: Carolyn Bonnyman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    When Eva’s film star sister Katrina dies, she returns to Cornwall to scatter Katrina’s ashes. But the house where she stayed as a child is home not only to her friends the Halletts, but also to the people who lived there in the 18th century. When Eva accepts that she can slip between centuries, she begins to question her place in the present, and comes to realise that she must decide where she really belongs, choosing between the life she knows and the past she feels so drawn towards.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Only for time travelling fans!

    • By Elisabeth on 01-24-13

    Regular price: $36.66

    • Named of the Dragon

    • By: Susanna Kearsley
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    The charm of spending the Christmas holidays in South Wales, with its crumbling castles and ancient myths, seems the perfect distraction from the nightmares that have plagued literary agent Lyn Ravenshaw since the loss of her baby five years ago. Instead she meets an emotionally fragile young widow who's convinced that Lyn's recurring dreams have drawn her to Castle Farm for an important purpose - and she's running out of time.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Every Secret Thing

    • By: Susanna Kearsley
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    'No one lives for ever. But the truth survives us all.' Kate Murray is deeply troubled. In front of her lies a dead man, a stranger who only minutes before had approached her wanting to tell her about a mystery, a long-forgotten murder. The crime was old, he'd told her, but still deserving of justice. Soon Kate is caught up in a dangerous whirlwind of events that takes her back into her grandmother's mysterious war-time past and across the Atlantic as she tries to retrace the dead man's footsteps.

    Regular price: $20.78

    • The Splendour Falls

    • By: Susanna Kearsley
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Emily Braden has stopped believing in fairy tales and happy endings. When her fascinating but unreliable cousin Harry invites her on a holiday to explore the legendary town of Chinon, and promptly disappears - well, that's Harry for you. As Emily makes the acquaintance of Chinon and its people, she begins to uncover dark secrets beneath the charm.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • beautifully done

    • By Suz on 10-10-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Sophia's Secret

    • By: Susanna Kearsley
    • Narrated by: Carolyn Bonnyman
    • Length: 15 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    When best-selling author Carrie McClelland visits the stark and beautiful Slains Casle, she decides to use the castle as the setting for her new novel, and one of her own ancestors, Sophia, as her heroine. Then Carrie realises her writing is taking on a life of its own and the lines between fact and fiction become increasingly blurred. As Sophias' memories draw Carrie more deeply into the intrigue of 1708, she discovers a captivating love story lost in time.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The Winter Sea

    • By Lizzykafoops on 08-06-11

    Regular price: $41.14

    • Il giardino delle rose

    • By: Susanna Kearsley
    • Narrated by: Daniela Vitale
    • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Dopo la morte della sorella Katrina, Eva, giovane stella del cinema, decide di abbandonare la California per fare ritorno in Cornovaglia, nella casa della loro infanzia e delle estati spensierate. Nonostante gli anni trascorsi oltreoceano, Eva sa che il legame che la vincola a quei luoghi è indissolubile. Ma in quella casa aleggiano anche i fantasmi del suo passato... e non solo. Tra le antiche mura Eva avverte delle presenze, gli spiriti di coloro che vi hanno vissuto prima della sua famiglia, fin dal XVIII secolo.

    Regular price: $21.11