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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 875
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 754
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 751

    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
    • anticlimactic.

    • By Elena Jones on 01-21-16

    Regular price: $0.00

    • Restless

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,375
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 529
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 522

    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

    • 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 441
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 397
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 397

    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

    • 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

    • 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 113
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 91

    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 195
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 175

    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

    • 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

    • Term Life

    • A Novel of Love, Death, and Computer Security
    • By: William H. Boyd
    • Narrated by: Gregg Rizzo
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Gus Bishop lives in a trendy downtown Austin condo. He works in computer security for a high tech Austin tech company and drives a high performance car. Yet, something is missing. Every woman he wants eludes him, and his company is under the threat of being hacked. But after an internet search, Gus meets a strange man who represents a unique insurance company - this company insures its clients, not from death, but from a life that is no longer worth living.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Physics and Philosophy

    • By Patricia on 02-25-18
    • A Novel of Love, Death, and Computer Security
    • By: William H. Boyd
    • Narrated by: Gregg Rizzo
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Release date: 11-14-17
    • 3 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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

    • 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 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    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

    • Any Human Heart

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Mike Grady
    • Length: 18 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    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

    • The Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: William Boyd
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth depicts the random encounters that bring the past bubbling to the surface, the impulsive decisions that irrevocably shape a life and the endless hesitations and loss of nerve that wickedly complicate it. These funny, surprising and strangely moving stories are a resounding confirmation of Boyd's powers as one of our most original and compelling storytellers.

    Regular price: $25.52

    • The Dream Lover

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Funny, moving and sharply observed, these stories are confirmation of Boyd's status as one of English fiction's finest writers. Here are 24 gripping tales told in bold, distinct voices from Brazil to Africa and from Nice to Hollywood. This eclectic collection by the acclaimed author of Restless and Brazzaville Beach is a must for any lover of the short story.

    Regular price: $22.27

    • 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

    • The Blue Afternoon

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Los Angeles, 1936. Kay Fischer, a young ambitious architect, is shadowed by Salvador Carriscant, an enigmatic stranger claiming to be her father. Within weeks of their first meeting, Kay will join him for an extraordinary journey into the old man’s past, initially in search of a murderer, but finally in celebration of a glorious, undying love.

    Regular price: $20.34

    • 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.

    Regular price: $1.37

    • Solo

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Dominic West
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    A James Bond novel written by William Boyd. It is 1969 and James Bond is about to go solo, recklessly motivated by revenge. A seasoned veteran of the service, 007 is sent to single-handedly stop a civil war in the small West African nation of Zanzarim. Aided by a beautiful accomplice and hindered by the local militia, he undergoes a scarring experience which compels him to ignore M’s orders in pursuit of his own brand of justice.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • This sounds really like Bond, James Bond..

    • By antonio on 04-21-14

    Regular price: $20.66

    • 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

    • Hopalong Cassidy: Murder on the Trail

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: William Boyd
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Religious fanatics took a vow never to let anyone invade Lost Canyon, and it has been sealed up for 20 years. Are they responsible for the recent murder of a man who ventured there? And, is Hoppy in danger now that he has the map to this cursed canyon?

    Regular price: $1.37

    • Restless

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    What happens when everything you thought you knew about your mother turns out to be an elaborate lie? During the summer of 1976, Ruth Gilmartin discovers that her very English mother, Sally, is really Eva Delectorskaya, a Russian émigrée and one-time spy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A worthwhile listen

    • By Elanjelian on 01-02-10

    Regular price: $15.88

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