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    • Francis I

    • The Maker of Modern France
    • By: Leonie Frieda
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Catherine de Medici's father-in-law, King Francis of France, was the perfect Renaissance knight, the movement's exemplar and its Gallic interpreter. An aesthete, diplomat par excellence, and contemporary of Machiavelli, Francis was the founder of modern France, whose sheer force of will and personality molded his kingdom into the first European superpower. Arguably the man who introduced the Renaissance to France, Francis was also the prototype Frenchman - a national identity was modeled on his character.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rekindling salamandrine fires...

    • By Zaubermond on 09-29-18

    Regular price: $34.22

    • Brat Farrar

    • By: Josephine Tey
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,471
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,233
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,229

    A stranger enters the inner sanctum of the Ashby family posing as Patrick Ashby, the heir to the family’s sizeable fortune. The stranger, Brat Farrar, has been carefully coached on Patrick’s mannerisms, appearance and every significant detail of Patrick’s early life, up to his 13th year when he disappeared and was thought to have drowned himself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great all around

    • By Catherine on 10-23-11

    Regular price: $17.05

    • Bertie: A Life of Edward VII

    • By: Jane Ridley
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 22 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 307
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 281
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 276

    Entertaining and different, this is an enjoyable study of a flawed yet characterful Prince of Wales seen through the eyes of the women in his life. Edward Vll, who gave his name to the Edwardian Age and died in 1911, was King of England for the final 10 years of his life. He was 59 when at last he came to the throne. Known as Bertie, the eldest son of Victoria and Albert, he was bullied by both his parents.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I cried when I finished

    • By J. D. Portnoy on 04-22-14

    Regular price: $23.44

    • The Franchise Affair

    • By: Josephine Tey
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 431
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 397
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 396

    Marion Sharpe and her mother seem an unlikely duo to be found on the wrong side of the law. Quiet and ordinary, they have led a peaceful and unremarkable life at their country home, The Franchise. Unremarkable that is, until the police turn up with a demure young woman on their doorstep.Not only does Betty Kane accuse them of kidnap and abuse, she can back up her claim with a detailed description of the attic room in which she was kept, right down to the crack in its round window.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • No way out

    • By Janice on 10-05-17

    Regular price: $18.33

    • Mary Anne

    • By: Daphne du Maurier
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 64

    She set men's hearts on fire and scandalized a country. An ambitious, stunning, and seductive young woman, Mary Anne finds the single most rewarding way to rise above her station: She will become the mistress to a royal duke. In doing so, she provokes a scandal that rocks Regency England.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully done

    • By Penny C Roberts on 06-03-16

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Atonement

    • By: Ian McEwan
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    On the hottest day of the summer of 1934, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching her is Robbie Turner, her childhood friend who, like Cecilia, has recently come down from Cambridge. By the end of that day, the lives of all three will have been changed for ever. Robbie and Cecilia will have crossed a boundary they had not even imagined at its start, and will have become victims of the younger girl's imagination.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a rich experience with excellent narration.

    • By cate edwards on 10-08-15

    Regular price: $25.68

    • Stephen Hawking: His Life and Work

    • By: Kitty Ferguson
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    Stephen Hawking is one of the most remarkable figures of our time, a Cambridge genius who has earned international celebrity as a brilliant theoretical physicist and become an inspiration and revelation to those who have witnessed his courageous triumph over disability. This is Hawking's life story by Kitty Ferguson, who has had special help from Hawking himself and his close associates and who has a gift for translating the language of theoretical physics for non-scientists.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not What it Appears

    • By Heizenberg on 04-04-12

    Regular price: $20.34

    • Chalcot Crescent

    • By: Fay Weldon
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    It’s 2013, and 80-year-old Frances (has-been writer) is sitting on the stairs of No.3 Chalcot Crescent, Primrose Hill, listening to the debt collectors pounding on her front door. From this house she’s witnessed five decades of world history. While she waits for the bailiffs to give up and leave, Frances writes. She writes about the boyfriends she borrowed and the husband she stole from Fay, about her daughters and their children. The problem is that fact and fiction are blurring in Frances’s mind.

    Regular price: $18.76

    • Since You Went Away

    • By: Liz Astor
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd, Sian Thomas
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    A poignant story of family relationships and the cycle of life, what makes people the way they are and the tensions this creates. Maisie Wilton, a middle-aged foster mother, writes to her estranged sister Ruth to let her know that their mother has died. Impulsive Ruth, who has never seen quite eye to eye with Maisie, left her husband and two teenage children for her Argentinian lover ten years ago and has not been in touch since.

    Regular price: $20.17

    • Middlemarch

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    One of the great novels of nineteenth-century England, Middlemarch is concerned with the blighted marriage of a young idealistic woman, but also presents a vivid portrait of England during the 1830s.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Dated and Simplistic

    • By Mike Senko on 07-09-18

    Regular price: $16.10

    • Three Letters

    • By: Josephine Cox
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Eight-year-old Casey’s mother, Ruth, is a cruel woman with a weakness for other women’s husbands. Casey’s father is gentle and hard-working and, though Tom Denton has long suspected his wife of having sordid affairs, he has chosen to turn a blind eye to keep the peace. But then Tom’s world is completely shattered when he receives two bits of devastating news. Because of this, Tom realises that from now on their lives must change, forever. A broken man, Tom is made to fight for his son, determined to keep him safe.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Maybe I'm too cynical but . . .

    • By Carol on 04-04-12

    Regular price: $16.77

    • South Riding (Dramatised)

    • By: Winifred Holtby
    • Narrated by: Sarah Lancashire, Philip Glenister, Carole Boyd
    • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    In this rich and memorable evocation of the fictional South Riding of Yorkshire are the lives, loves and sorrows of the central characters. There is Sarah Burton, fiery young headmistress; Robert Carne of Maythorpe Hall, a councillor tormented by his own disastrous marriage; Jo Astell, a socialist fighting poverty and his own illness; and Mrs Beddows, the first woman Alderman of the district (like Winifred’s own mother).

    Regular price: $14.93

    • Torchwood: First Born

    • By: James Goss
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Kai Owen, Joe Jameson, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    Gwen and Rhys are on the run. Rhys was hoping this meant a windswept cottage on a cliff top, but he’s had to settle for a miserable caravan in the isolated village of Rawbone. With the locals taking an unhealthy interest in their daughter, Gwen and Rhys start to realise that something is very wrong. As they uncover the village’s terrible past, Gwen discovers that Torchwood will never leave her behind, and now she and Rhys stand alone in defence of the Earth. And the children of Rawbone can only bring her closer to the secret forces that want her out of the way.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great for fans!

    • By Kindle Customer on 03-19-12

    Regular price: $20.66

    • Chanel

    • An Intimate Life
    • By: Lisa Chaney
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 16 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    By the end of World War I, Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel had revolutionised women's dress. But dress was the most visible aspect of more profound changes she helped to bring about. During the course of her extraordinary journey, from abject poverty to a new kind of glamour, she would help forge the idea of the modern woman. Unearthing an astonishing life, this remarkable biography shows how the most influential designer of her century became synonymous with a rebellious and progressive style.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Chanel Chanel!!!

    • By Yuefang on 08-23-14
    • An Intimate Life
    • By: Lisa Chaney
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 16 hrs and 58 mins
    • Release date: 03-09-12
    • 4 out of 5 stars 32 ratings

    Regular price: $22.38

    • The Turn of the Screw

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd, David Rintoul
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    This classic story focusses on a naïve governess who takes charge of two children at the lonely House of Bly. When she begins to see ghosts, she believes that the children do too - with devastating consequences. More than just a simple tale of the supernatural, James poses questions about childhood innocence, corruption, and hysteria.

    Regular price: $8.25

    • The Flight of Swallows

    • By: Audrey Howard
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Charlotte Drummond knows she has a duty to obey her father. Girls, especially well-bred upper-class ones, are expected to be submissive to the men in their lives. But Charlotte's father is a cruel man, viciously beating her and her brothers for the slightest reason. He even wants to marry her off, at just sixteen years old; to a man she does not love. Lion-hearted Charlotte wants to defy him but to protect her brothers from his fury she agrees to become the wife of Brooke Armstrong.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Always give me an audiobook read by Carole Boyd

    • By Dreamsmith on 02-01-11

    Regular price: $21.48

    • The Broken Man

    • By: Josephine Cox
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    It’s 1954 and Adam Carter is 12 years old, an only child with no friends nor any self-confidence. His father Edward is a bully of a man. A successful and ruthless businessman, he breeds fear into the heart of his family. Adam’s mother Peggy is too cowed to protect her son, so Adam’s only support comes in the shape of Jake Wallis, the school bus driver. One particular afternoon, when Adam is his last drop of the day, Jake decides to accompany him along the darkening wood land to his house.

    Regular price: $16.77

    • Ashenden

    • By: Elizabeth Wilhide
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 5

    Spring, 2010. When Charlie and Ros inherit Ashenden from their aunt Reggie, a decision must be made. The beautiful 18th-century house, set in acres of English countryside, is in need of serious repair. Do they try to keep it in the family, or will they have to sell? Moving back in time, in an interwoven narrative spanning two and a half centuries, we witness the house from its beginnings through to the present day. Along the way we meet those who have built the house, lived in it and loved it.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not what I expected

    • By Stephanie on 09-17-12

    Regular price: $21.48

    • The Daughters of the Late Colonel

    • By: Katherine Mansfield
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    This is a story from the Classic Women's Short Stories collection.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • The Sunrise

    • By: Victoria Hislop
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    In the summer of 1972, Famagusta, in Cyprus, is the most desirable resort in the Mediterranean, a city bathed in the glow of good fortune. An ambitious couple open the island's most spectacular hotel, where Greek and Turkish Cypriots work in harmony. Two neighbouring families, the Georgious and the Özkans, are among many who moved to Famagusta to escape the years of unrest and ethnic violence elsewhere on the island. But beneath the city's façade of glamour and success, tension is building.

    Regular price: $21.31

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