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    • The Complete Novels : Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 81 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 183

    Ever since Colin Firth's Mr Darcy emerged from the lake in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, the novels of Jane Austen have become more popular than ever, delighting millions of fans all over the world. Now, Alison Larkin's critically acclaimed narrations of Austen's six completed novels are brought together in this very special 200th anniversary audio edition. "Alison Larkin's narration will captivate listeners from the first sentence" raves AudioFile magazine about the Earphones Award-winning recording of Sense and Sensibility, which starts the collection.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Table of Contents/Navigation Guide!

    • By Jim on 02-23-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Dead Ringer

    • The Agatha Raisin Mysteries, Book 29
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 181
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 163

    The idyllic Cotswolds village of Thirk Magna is best known for the medieval church of St. Ethelred and its bells, which are the pride and glory of the whole community. As the bell-ringers get ready for the visit of the dashing Bishop Peter Salver-Hinkley, the whole village is thrown into a frenzy. Meanwhile, Agatha convinces one of the bell-ringers, the charming lawyer Julian Brody, to hire her to investigate the mystery of the Bishop's ex-fiancee: a local heiress, Jennifer Toynby, who went missing years ago and whose body was never found.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Doesn't feel like it's written by the same person

    • By Fourbeans on 10-04-18

    Regular price: $13.97

    • Consider the Fork

    • A History of How We Cook and Eat
    • By: Bee Wilson
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 935
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 831
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 830

    Since prehistory, humans have braved the business ends of knives, scrapers, and mashers, all in the name of creating something delicious - or at least edible. In Consider the Fork, award-winning food writer and historian Bee Wilson traces the ancient lineage of our modern culinary tools, revealing the startling history of objects we often take for granted. Charting the evolution of technologies from the knife and fork to the gas range and the sous-vide cooker, Wilson offers unprecedented insights.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Intriguing history of everyday utensils

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-31-14

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Swallows and Amazons

    • By: Arthur Ransome
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 354
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 290
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 289

    Swallows and Amazons, the book that started it all in 1930, introduces the Walker family, the camp on Wild Cat Island, the able-bodied catboat "Swallow," and the two intrepid Amazons, plucky Nancy and Peggy Blackett.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Idyllic, Funny, Vivid Childhood Adventure-Play

    • By Jefferson on 02-05-11

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Witches' Tree

    • An Agatha Raisin Mystery
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 280
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 248
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 249

    Driving home from a dinner party in the village of Sumpton Harcourt, Rory and Molly Harris, the new vicar and his wife, strain to see the road ahead - and then suddenly brake, screeching to a halt. Right in front of them, aglow in the headlights, a body hangs from a gnarled tree at the edge of town. An elderly spinster has been murdered - and the villagers are bewildered as to who would commit such a crime. Agatha Raisin rises to the occasion (a little glad for the excitement, to tell the truth, after a long run of lost cats and divorces on the books).

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Why

    • By Kindle Customer on 10-06-17

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Blood of an Englishman

    • The Agatha Raisin Mysteries, Book 25
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 357
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 322
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 322

    Even though Agatha Raisin loathes amateur dramatics, her friend Mrs. Bloxby, the vicar's wife, has persuaded her to support the local pantomime. Stifling a yawn at the production of Babes in the Woods, Agatha watches as the baker, playing an ogre, struts and threatens on the stage. Then a trapdoor opens… followed by a scream and then silence. Surely, this isn't the way the scene was rehearsed?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, awful narration

    • By lisa on 09-25-14

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Dishing the Dirt

    • An Agatha Raisin Mystery
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 350
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 315
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 317

    When therapist Jill Davent moved to the village of Carsely, Agatha Raisin was not a fan. Not only was this therapist romancing Agatha's ex-husband, she dug up details of Agatha's not-too-glamorous origins. Jill also counsels a woman, Gwen Simple, that Agatha firmly believes assisted her son in some grisly murders, although there is no proof. Not one to keep her feelings to herself, Agatha tells anyone who will listen that Jill is a charlatan and better off dead.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The only thing missing is Penelope Keith

    • By Linda on 09-29-15

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Agatha's First Case

    • An Agatha Raisin Short Story
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 513
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 455
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 456

    At age 26 Agatha Raisin has already come a long way. She has clawed her way up since leaving the Birmingham slum where she was born. She's lost her Birmingham accent, run away from her drunken husband, and found a job at a public relations office as a secretary. Then her boss asks Agatha to go to the home of Sir Bryce Teller to tell him that he is soon to be arrested for the murder of his wife and that the agency no longer wants to represent him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Agatha's Origins

    • By Bibliopa on 01-24-16

    Regular price: $4.95

    • 12 Major World Religions

    • The Beliefs, Rituals, and Traditions of Humanity's Most Influential Faiths
    • By: Jason Boyett
    • Narrated by: Aaron Abano, Paul Hodgson, Alison Larkin, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      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

    For billions of people, having a religious belief system provides purpose in life. For some, religion serves as a guide for moral behavior. After many years exploring the foundations of various world religions, Jason Boyett has written this comprehensive, easy-to-understand exploration of the 12 major world religions through a meticulous, yet unbiased lens. 12 Major World Religions offers an impartial look at where each of these belief systems intersects, how they differ, and why some have been - or are currently - misunderstood. 

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Pushing Up Daisies

    • An Agatha Raisin Mystery, Book 27
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 314
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 286
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 285

    When Agatha Raisin left behind her public-relations business in London, she fulfilled her dream of settling in the cozy British Cotswolds, where she began a successful private detective agency. Unfortunately the village she lives in is about to get a little less cozy. Lord Bellington, a wealthy land developer, wants to turn the community garden into a housing estate. When Agatha and her friend, Sir Charles Fraith, attempt to convince Lord Bellington to abandon his plans, he scoffs.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • TERRIBLE NARRATION!

    • By Sabrina on 09-21-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery

    • Little Beach Street Bakery Series, Book 2
    • By: Jenny Colgan
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 196
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195

    A thriving bakery. A lighthouse to call home. A handsome beekeeper. A pet puffin. These are the things that Polly Waterford can call her own. This is the beautiful life she leads on a tiny island off the southern coast of England. But clouds are gathering on the horizon. A stranger threatens to ruin Polly's business. Her beloved boyfriend seems to be leading a secret life.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • not as good as the first in the series

    • By Robin on 07-14-16

    Regular price: $30.09

    • Great Classic Horror Stories with a Bonus Story: "The Monkey's Paw"

    • By: Alison Larkin
    • Narrated by: Clive Hayward, Derek Perkins, Alison Larkin
    • Length: 31 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, The Signalman by Charles Dickens, Carmilla by Sheridan Le Fanu, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Dracula by Bram Stoker, and a bonus story, "The Monkey’s Paw" by W.W. Jacobs. More than 30 hours of great classic horror is brought to haunting new life by three A-list narrators whose performances are nothing short of electrifying.    

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb

    • By Mary Katherine Worth on 10-28-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • First Bite

    • How We Learn to Eat
    • By: Bee Wilson
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 358
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 332
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 331

    In First Bite, the beloved food writer Bee Wilson draws on the latest research from food psychologists, neuroscientists, and nutritionists to reveal that our food habits are shaped by a whole host of factors, including family, culture, memory, gender, hunger, and love.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Alison Larkin's narration is SUPERB!

    • By Mary Katherine Worth on 12-07-15

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass

    • With an Excerpt from the Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll
    • By: Lewis Carroll, Stuart Dodgson Collingwood
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 66

    Lewis Carroll's most famous novels, Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, are brought to sparkling new life in this unabridged recording by AudioFile Earphones Award-winning narrator Alison Larkin. An internationally acclaimed comedienne well known for her many voices, Alison Larkin is the perfect vessel to bring Lewis Carroll's classic novels to a new audience.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Match Made in Audio Book Heaven

    • By Michael on 05-04-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Mysteries of Udolpho

    • By: Ann Ward Radcliffe
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 31 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 91

    This was the most popular novel of Radcliffe's time; Radcliffe's portrayal of her heroine's inner life raised the Gothic romance to a new level. The atmosphere of fear and the gripping plot continue to thrill today. This is the story of the orphaned Emily St Aubert, who finds herself separated from the man she loves and confined within the Castle of Udolpho by her aunt's new husband Montoni. Here she must cope with an unwanted suitor, Montoni's threats, and the wild imaginings and terrors which threaten to overwhelm her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thank You, Audible

    • By Joyce on 07-21-12

    Regular price: $39.95

    • An Act of Villainy

    • By: Ashley Weaver
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 19

    Walking through London's West End after a night at the theater, Amory Ames and her husband Milo run into some old friends: wealthy investor and former actor Gerard Holloway and his wife, Georgina. When Holloway invites them to the dress rehearsal of the new play he's directing, Amory readily accepts. However, Amory is shocked to learn that Holloway has cast his mistress, Flora Bell, in the lead role. Furthermore, the casual invitation is not what it seems - he admits to Amory and Milo that Flora has been receiving threatening letters, and he needs their help in finding the mysterious sender. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Home Run..!!.. My Only Complaint..She Needs To Write More Quickly

    • By John on 09-19-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Marry in Scandal

    • Marriage of Convenience Series, Book 2
    • By: Anne Gracie
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Shy, young heiress Lady Lily Rutherford is in no hurry to marry. She dreams of true love and a real courtship. But when disaster strikes, she finds herself facing a scandal-forced marriage to her rescuer, Edward Galbraith, a well-known rake. Despite his reputation, Lily is drawn to the handsome Galbraith. In the gamble of her life, she agrees to marry him, hoping to turn a convenient marriage into a love match. As heir to a title, Galbraith knows he must wed, so a convenient marriage suits him perfectly. But there is a darkness in his past.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This such an enjoyable book to listen too.

    • By Karen Hill on 04-22-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Murder by Misunderstanding

    • Hazel Martin Mysteries, Book 2
    • By: Leighann Dobbs
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 66

    Mystery novelist Hazel Martin's maid suspects foul play when her childhood friend Doris jumps from the third-story turret of Farnsworth Abbey. Unable to resist an investigation, especially one that's staged to look like suicide, Hazel calls in help from her chauffeur, her cook, and even the mysterious butler her husband hired before his death. Hazel soon learns that Doris's death was no accident. Someone had a secret, and they wanted to keep it that way.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Featherweight listening, but still fun!

    • By Kathi on 10-27-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The New LiBEARian

    • By: Alison Donald
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A visit to the library can be full of surprises. When the librarian is late for story time, the children go off to look for her and follow mysterious paw prints to find a bear sitting at her desk. Is the bear a new librarian? Not exactly. The new LiBEARian opens a book about bears and utters a loud growl. The kids love it! Then the real librarian appears and sends the bear back into the book he came from. A fun twist at the end rounds out this magic-infused tale about a universal childhood experience - story time at the library.

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Murder at Lowry House

    • Hazel Martin Mysteries, Book 1
    • By: Leighann Dobbs
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 160
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 141

    When mystery novelist Hazel Martin receives a secretive letter from an old friend who suspects her relatives have murderous intentions, she packs her bags and heads to the country. Tampered medications, symptoms of poisoning, and suspicious accidents all add up to attempted murder, and it's up to Hazel and her Siamese cat, Dickens, to sniff out the clues. But with a house full of relatives who all have a motive, will Hazel be able to unmask the culprit before things turn deadly?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable cozy

    • By Kathi on 10-08-17

    Regular price: $20.99

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