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    • The Vanishing Game

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Russ Bain
    • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 945
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 813
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 810

    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

    Regular price: $0.00

    • 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
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 411
    • Story
      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 1,392
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 545
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 539

    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

    • 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
    • Performance
      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

    • 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

    • 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

    • Hopalong Cassidy: Coyote's Creed

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: William Boyd
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    A visit to Buckboard Flats, where the played out Curtis mine is suddenly of great interest to an unknown badman. Who is it?

    Regular price: $1.37

    • Solo

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Dominic West
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 205
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 183

    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

    • Susie Bright Presents: Three The Hard Way

    • Erotica Novellas by William Harrison, Greg Boyd, and Tsaurah Litzky
    • By: Susie Bright (editor), William Harrison, Greg Boyd, and others
    • Narrated by: Susie Bright, Kathe Mazur, Stefan Rudnicki, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Pull down the shades and settle in for pleasure with this trio of erotic novellas - handpicked by Susie Bright - showcasing stories that are hot and masterful. Susie Bright, hailed by The New York Times as "the avatar of American erotica", is the undisputed grandmaster of the genre. Now she has handpicked three rising stars - new masters - whose stories will delight, arouse, and captivate you. Connected by a central theme - the idea that one sexual moment can change a person forever - each story is wildly different from anything you have read or heard before.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Boring & Hard To Follow.

    • By STEPHANIE on 01-15-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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

    • 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

    • Ordinary Thunderstorms

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Martyn Ellis
    • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Adam Kindred, visiting London for a job interview, comes across a little Italian bistro as he walks along the Embankment, admiring the views. During his meal he strikes up a conversation with a diner at the next table, who leaves soon afterwards. With horrifying speed, Adam's encounter leads to a series of accidents through which he will lose everything.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • Restless

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    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
    • Enthralling story

    • By Andre on 10-08-07

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Rastløs (Danish Edition)

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Louise Herbert
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ruth lever et stille og roligt liv som enlig mor og underviser. Men en dag beslutter hendes mor, Sally Gilmartin, at betro hende en hemmelighed. Moren giver datteren et manuskript, hvor hun fortæller sin livshistorie. Den respektable, ældre enke er ikke den, som Ruth, og alle andre, hidtil har troet. Hun er født Eva Delectorskaja, er russisk emigrant som i 1939 blev rekrutteret til den hemmelige, britiske efterretningstjeneste.

    Regular price: $15.67

    • Solo

    • Une nouvelle aventure de James Bond
    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Thibault de Montalembert
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Espion chevronné, membre surdoué des services secrets de Sa Majesté, James Bond célèbre ses quarante-cinq ans avec une mission peu ordinaire...

    Regular price: $25.45

    • Solo

    • Ein James-Bond-Roman
    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Dietmar Wunder
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    1969. Ein altgedienter Geheimagent. Ein einsamer Auftrag. Eine Lizenz zum Töten. William Boyd, Meister der Täuschung und des doppelten Spiels, gilt seit seinem Roman Ruhelos als Großer der Spionageliteratur und führt nun erstmals 007 selbst auf Abwege. Ein raffiniert-verwickeltes James-Bond-Abenteuer: Klassisch, voll unerwarteter Wendungen, mit zwei enigmatischen Bond-Girls und endlich wieder einem 007, der Wodka Martini trinkt - geschüttelt, nicht gerührt.

    Regular price: $18.75

    • Brazzaville Beach

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Harriet Walter
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    I live on Brazzaville Beach... I am here because two sets of strange and extraordinary events happened to me... One in England, first, and then one in Africa. On Brazzaville Beach, on the edge of Africa, Hope Clearwater examines the complex circumstances that brought her there. Sifting the details for evidence of her own innocence or guilt, she tells her engrossing story with a blunt and beguiling honesty that not only intrigues and disturbs but is also completely enthralling.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An absolutely brilliant book

    • By Sheila V. on 07-31-13

    Regular price: $20.99

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