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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
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 181

    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 176
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 159
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 158

    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 931
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 827
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 826

    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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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 355
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 320
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 320

    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

    • A Most Novel Revenge

    • A Mystery
    • By: Ashley Weaver
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    Amory and Milo plan to quietly winter in Italy. But Amory receives an urgent summons to the English countryside. There, Amory and Milo are surprised to discover a group of guests have been invited, led by socialite Isobel Van Allen. Isobel has returned to England after years of social exile to write a sequel to her scandalous first book. Her second incriminating volume, she warns the house's occupants - all of whom were present when one of their companions was killed years ago - will tell everything that really happened that fateful night.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Revenge

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-08-17

    Regular price: $34.99

    • 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

    • 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 313
    • 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

    • The Broken Ones

    • By: Sarah A. Denzil
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 780
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 706
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 703

    A shadow follows Sophie. Watching. Waiting. Her instinct tells her that it's someone she knows. But who? The man she met Internet dating? The nurse caring for her ill mother? Or is her mother faking her illness? The only thing she knows is that she can't trust anyone. Sophie must delve into a dark history to reveal her stalker. But there are some stories that should never be told.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Boring

    • By ReaderCT on 05-25-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • 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 97
    • 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

    • 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

    • Somewhere in France

    • A Novel of the Great War
    • By: Jennifer Robson
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 113

    Lady Elizabeth Neville-Ashford wants to travel the world, pursue a career, and marry for love. But in 1914, the stifling restrictions of aristocratic British society and her mother's rigid expectations forbid Lilly from following her heart. When war breaks out, the spirited young woman seizes her chance for independence. Defying her parents, she moves to London and eventually becomes an ambulance driver in the newly formed Women's Army Auxiliary Corps-an exciting and treacherous job that takes her close to the Western Front.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful book

    • By Nena on 01-19-15

    Regular price: $23.62

    • 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 207
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 194
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193

    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

    • Death Wears a Mask

    • By: Ashley Weaver
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    Amory Ames is looking forward to a tranquil period of reconnecting with reformed playboy husband Milo after an unexpected reconciliation following the murderous events at the Brightwell Hotel. However, she is drawn into another investigation when Serena Barrington asks her to look into the disappearance of valuable jewelry snatched at a dinner party. Amory agrees to help lay a trap to catch the culprit at a lavish masked ball hosted by the notorious Viscount Dunmore.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Similar style to the Royal Spyness series

    • By Book Appetite on 01-16-16

    Regular price: $34.99

    • 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

    • 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
    • Story
      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

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