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    • The Vanishing Game

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Russ Bain
    • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 950
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      4 out of 5 stars 818
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 815

    A down-on-his-luck actor is paired with a weather-battered Land Rover Defender on a seemingly innocuous courier job. But some things are too good to be true, and this innocent journey quickly unfolds into a dangerous plot with a shadowy cast of characters.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not enough

    • By Carrera Hallett on 01-12-15

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    • Any Human Heart

    • A Novel
    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 15 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 457
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 411
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      4 out of 5 stars 411

    Best-selling author William Boyd—the novelist who has been called a “master storyteller” ( Chicago Tribune) and “a gutsy writer who is good company to keep” ( Time)—here gives us his most entertaining, sly, and compelling novel to date. The novel evokes the tumult, events, and iconic faces of our time as it tells the story of Logan Mountstuart—writer, lover, and man of the world—through his intimate journals. It is the “riotous and disorganized reality” of Mountstuart’s 85 years in all their extraordinary, tragic, and humorous aspects.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very satisfying story-telling

    • By connie on 07-15-11

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Restless

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,395
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 547
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 542

    It is the summer of 1976 in Oxfordshire, England, and someone is trying to kill Sally Gilmartin. The only person she can trust is her daughter, Ruth, a young single mother struggling with her own demons. Now Sally must tell her daughter the truth: She is actually Eva Delectorskaya, a Russian émigré recruited for the British Secret Service in 1939.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Favorite Book of 2007

    • By Susianna on 12-27-07

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Love Is Blind

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Love Is Blind by William Boyd. Love Is Blind is William Boyd's sweeping, heart-stopping new novel. Set at the end of the 19th century, it follows the fortunes of Brodie Moncur, a young Scottish musician, about to embark on the story of his life. When Brodie is offered a job in Paris, he seizes the chance to flee Edinburgh and his tyrannical clergyman father, and begin a wildly different new chapter in his life. In Paris, a fateful encounter with a famous pianist irrevocably changes his future - and sparks an obsessive love affair with a beautiful Russian soprano, Lika Blum.

    Regular price: $24.00

    • Love Is Blind

    • A Novel
    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Brodie Moncur is a brilliant piano tuner, as brilliant in his own way as John Kilbarron - "The Irish Liszt" - the pianist Brodie accompanies on all of his tours from Paris to Saint Petersburg, as essential to Kilbarron as the pianist's own hands. It is a luxurious life and a level of success Brodie could hardly have dreamed of growing up in a remote Scottish village, in a household ruled by a tyrannical father. But Brodie would gladly give it all up for the love of the Russian soprano Lika Blum: beautiful, worldly, seductive - and consort to Kilbarron. 

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Ordinary Thunderstorms

    • A Novel
    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Gideon Emery
    • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 189
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 111

    One May evening in London, Adam Kindred, a young climatologist in town for a job interview, is feeling good about the future as he sits down for a meal at a little Italian bistro. He strikes up a conversation with a solitary diner at the next table, who leaves soon afterward. With horrifying speed, this chance encounter leads to a series of malign accidents, through which Adam loses everything—home, family, friends, job, reputation, passport, credit cards, cell phone—never to get them back.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Extra-ordinary Exploration of Identity

    • By Pamela Harvey on 03-20-10

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Waiting for Sunrise

    • A Novel
    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Robert Ian MacKenzie
    • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 96

    Lysander Rief, a young English actor in town seeking psychotherapy for a troubling ailment of a sexual nature, becomes caught up in a feverish affair with a beautiful, enigmatic woman. When she goes to the police to press charges of rape, however, he is stunned, and his few months of passion come to an abrupt end. Only a carefully plotted escape - with the help of two mysterious British diplomats - saves him from trial. But the frenzied getaway sets off a chain of events that steadily dismantles Lysander's life as he knows it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • No need to wait.

    • By Thomas D Kennedy on 07-25-12

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Solo

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Dominic West
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 206
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 184

    It's 1969, and, having just celebrated his 45th birthday, James Bond - British special agent 007 - is summoned to headquarters to receive an unusual assignment. Zanzarim, a troubled West African nation, is being ravaged by a bitter civil war, and M directs Bond to quash the rebels threatening the established regime. Bond's arrival in Africa marks the start of a feverish mission to discover the forces behind this brutal war - and he soon realizes the situation is far from straightforward.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More Please!

    • By Mario on 10-12-13

    Regular price: $25.09

    • Any Human Heart

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Mike Grady
    • Length: 18 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Every life is both ordinary and extraordinary, but Logan Mountstuart's - lived from the beginning to the end of the 20th century - contains more than its fair share of both. As a writer who finds inspiration with Hemingway in Paris and Virginia Woolf in London, as a spy recruited by Ian Fleming and betrayed in the war and as an art-dealer in '60s New York, Logan mixes with the movers and shakers of his times. But as a son, friend, lover and husband, he makes the same mistakes we all do in our search for happiness.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A fabulous book

    • By Margaret on 08-24-12

    Regular price: $23.23

    • One for the Trouble

    • Book Slam, Volume One
    • By: Irvine Welsh, Jon Ronson, William Boyd, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Milward, Hari Kunzru, Simon Armitage, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
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      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    One for the Trouble: Book Slam, Volume One is the first release from the UK’s premier literary event. Eighteen Book Slam alumni, from household names like Irvine Welsh and William Boyd to newcomers like Kate Tempest and Sophie Woolley, were approached to take a song title for inspiration for a new short story or poem. Some took this literally (Jon McGregor’s moving reimagining of A House’s 'Endless Art', for example); others suggestively....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interestingly bizarre

    • By Bella Insch on 01-22-15

    Regular price: $8.25

    • Die Fotografin

    • Die vielen Leben der Amory Clay
    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Elisabeth Günther
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
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    Leidenschaftlich. Neugierig. Unerschrocken. Als Amory mit sieben von ihrem Onkel Greville eine Kamera geschenkt bekommt, entfesselt dies eine Leidenschaft, die sie ihr Leben lang begleiten wird. Statt in London als Gesellschaftsfotografin zu reüssieren, lässt Amory alles Vertraute hinter sich und beginnt ein neues Leben im verruchten Berlin der späten 20er Jahre.

    Regular price: $11.80

    • Hopalong Cassidy: Wet Beef and Dry Bones

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: William Boyd
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Original Recording
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    The legend of Massacre Canyon: Is it really haunted?

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    • Hopalong Cassidy

    • The Phantom Bandito
    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: William Boyd
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Original Recording
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    A large amount of cash invariably leads to a robbery and an attempted bar-room suicide.

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    • Hopalong Cassidy: Death Comes Invited

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: William Boyd
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    An elderly sheriff and his young assistant are a study of contrasts.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Poor recording

    • By Benedict on 07-15-15

    Regular price: $1.37

    • Hopalong Cassidy: The Unwilling Outlaw

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: William Boyd
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Johnny Gates is about to be hanged, accused of being "The Panamint Kid".

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    • Sweet Caress

    • The Many Lives of Amory Clay
    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Susan Lyons
    • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    Born into Edwardian England, Amory's first memory is of her father standing on his head. She has memories of him returning on leave during the First World War. But his absences, both actual and emotional, are what she chiefly remembers. It is her photographer uncle Greville who supplies the emotional bond she needs, who, when he gives her a camera and some rudimentary lessons in photography, unleashes a passion that will irrevocably shape her future.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • failed to engage my heart

    • By nursebettyknitting on 10-03-15

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Hopalong Cassidy: The Frightened Town

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: William Boyd
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Hoppy helps a doctor tend to a cowboy who's been shot in the midst of warfare between two rival gangs.

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    • Hopalong Cassidy: The Failure

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: William Boyd
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Branch Patterson is running for sheriff, but Hoppy suspects the former sheriff has met with foul play.

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    • Hopalong Cassidy: The Songbird of Santa Fe

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: William Boyd
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Original Recording
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    A $10,000 diamond ring and a prima dona add up to murder and a frame for California.

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    • Hopalong Cassidy: Coyote's Creed

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: William Boyd
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    A visit to Buckboard Flats, where the played out Curtis mine is suddenly of great interest to an unknown badman. Who is it?

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