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    • The Seagull

    • A Vera Stanhope Mystery, Book 8
    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 369
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 340
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 336

    A visit to her local prison brings DI Vera Stanhope face to face with an old enemy: former detective superintendent and now inmate John Brace. Brace was convicted of corruption and involvement in the death of a gamekeeper - and Vera played a key part in his downfall. Now Brace promises Vera information about the disappearance of Robbie Marshall, a notorious wheeler-dealer who disappeared in the mid-'90s, if she will look out for his daughter and grandchildren.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This might be the best Vera Stanhope book so far!

    • By Kathi on 11-26-17

    Regular price: $32.19

    • The Moth Catcher

    • A Vera Stanhope Mystery
    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 549
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 500
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 498

    Life seems perfect in the quiet community of Valley Farm. Then a shocking discovery shatters the silence. The owners of a big country house have employed a house sitter, a young ecologist, to look after the place while they're away. But his dead body is found by the side of the lane - a lonely place to die. When DI Vera Stanhope arrives on the scene, she finds the body of a second man. What the two victims seem to have in common is a fascination with studying moths - and with catching these beautiful, intriguing creatures.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Much More Than A "Procedural"

    • By Chalis on 10-31-16

    Regular price: $32.19

    • Harbour Street

    • A Vera Stanhope Mystery
    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 694
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 630
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 627

    As the snow falls thickly on Newcastle, the shouts and laughter of Christmas revelers break the muffled silence. Detective Joe Ashworth and his daughter, Jessie, are swept along in the jostling crowd onto the Metro. But when the train is stopped due to the bad weather, and the other passengers fade into the swirling snow, Jessie notices that one lady hasn't left the train: Margaret Krukowski has been fatally stabbed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Never guessed the ending

    • By Susan S. on 12-17-15

    Regular price: $25.51

    • The Seagull

    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    A visit to her local prison brings DI Vera Stanhope face to face with an old enemy: former detective superintendent John Brace. Brace was convicted of corruption and involvement in the death of a gamekeeper - and Vera played a part in his downfall. Brace promises Vera information about the disappearance of Robbie Marshall, a notorious wheeler-dealer, if she will look out for his family. He tells her that Marshall is dead, his body buried close to St Mary's Island in Whitley Bay.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By sally earl on 08-14-18

    Regular price: $22.06

    • The Moth Catcher

    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Life seems perfect in Valley Farm, a quiet community in Northumberland. Until a shocking discovery. The owners of a big country house have employed a young ecologist named Patrick to look after the place while they're away. But Patrick is found dead by the side of the lane into the valley. DI Vera Stanhope arrives on the scene with her colleagues. When they look round the attic of the house - where Patrick has a flat - she finds a second body.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • the Moth Catchers

    • By Eveline Howells on 10-08-16

    Regular price: $22.06

    • Shipyard Girls at War

    • Shipyard Girls 2
    • By: Nancy Revell
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    1941: It takes strength to work on the docks, but the war demands all hands on deck, and the women are doing their best to fill the gap. Rosie is flourishing in her role as head welder while still keeping her double life a secret. But a dashing detective is forcing Rosie to choose between love and her duty. Gloria is hiding her own little secret - one that, if found out, could threaten not only her job but her life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Rest Of The Series

    • By ElizabethAnn on 05-14-18

    Regular price: $25.58

    • The Shipyard Girls

    • Shipyard Girls, Book 1
    • By: Nancy Revell
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Sunderland, 1940, and the women go to the shipyards to do their bit for the war effort. Polly never dreamed she would be able to work in the shipyards like the men in her family but times are tough and her new job ends up giving her more than she ever expected when she meets enigmatic dock diver Tommy Watts. During the day, head welder Rosie teaches her fledgling flock of trainees their new trade, but at night she hides a secret life. And mother hen Gloria signs up to escape her brutal husband, but finds she cannot run....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More Shipyard Girls Series, PLEASE!?!

    • By ElizabethAnn on 05-04-18

    Regular price: $23.44

    • Harbour Street

    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    As the snow falls thickly, Detective Joe Ashworth and his daughter, Jessie, are swept along in the crowd onto the Metro. But when the train is stopped, Jessie notices that an old lady hasn’t left the train: Margaret Krukowski has been fatally stabbed as she sat on the crowded train. Arriving at the scene, DI Vera Stanhope is relieved to have an excuse to escape the festivities. Soon Vera and Joe are on their way to the south Northumberland town of Mardle, where Margaret lived. Then a second woman is murdered....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story

    • By lesley on 01-11-16

    Regular price: $16.09

    • Belle of the Back Streets

    • By: Glenda Young
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Everyone recognises the cry of Meg Sutcliffe as she plies her trade along the back streets of Ryhope. She learnt the ropes from her dad when he returned from the war. But when tragedy struck, Meg had no choice but to continue alone, with only her trusty dog, Spot, and beloved horse, Stella, for company. Now the meagre money she earns is the only thing that stands between her family's safety and predatory rent collector Hawk Jackson....

    Regular price: $21.81

    • The Crow Trap

    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 3

    Three very different women come together at isolated Baikie’s Cottage on the North Pennines to complete an environmental survey. Rachael, the team leader, is still reeling after a double betrayal by her lover and boss, Peter Kemp. Anne, a botanist, sees the survey as a chance to indulge in a little deception of her own. And then there is Grace, a strange, uncommunicative young woman hiding plenty of her own secrets. 

    Regular price: $25.63

    • When the War Is Over

    • Far from home, far from family, safe from the war - a true story of two Second World War evacuees
    • By: Barbara Fox
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Gwenda and Douglas Brady were among the millions of British children sent to live with new families for their own safety during the Second World War, leaving behind their parents, their friends and all that felt familiar and safe. Evacuation could be a scary experience, but five-year-old Gwenda and her brother were lucky enough to be housed with a kindly schoolmaster and his wife, and soon the realities of the war felt very far away.

    • Far from home, far from family, safe from the war - a true story of two Second World War evacuees
    • By: Barbara Fox
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Release date: 07-28-16
    • 5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Regular price: $20.65

    • A Year in the Life of the Yorkshire Shepherdess

    • By: Amanda Owen
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    From best-selling author Amanda Owen come more tales of life at Ravenseat, the remote Yorkshire hill farm she shares with husband Clive, eight children and 1,000 sheep. In A Year in the Life of the Yorkshire Shepherdess she describes the age-old cycles of a farming year and the constant challenges the family faces, from being cut off in winter to tending their flock on some of Yorkshire's highest, bleakest moors - land so inaccessible that in places it can be reached only on foot.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved this book so much! I didn't want it to end

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-15-18

    Regular price: $23.44

    • Is the Vicar in, Pet?

    • From the Pit to the Pulpit - My Childhood in a Geordie Vicarage
    • By: Barbara Fox
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    In the heart of Ashington - a bustling Geordie mining town - a handsome red-brick vicarage, surrounded by rambling gardens, stands proudly among the rows of terraced houses. It is the perfect place for playing games, keeping secrets and chasing the ghosts of previous occupants, and it will be nine-year-old Barbara's new home now that her father is to be vicar in this strange new place.

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Just One More Day

    • By: Jessica Blair
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    When Britain declares war on Germany in 1939, Carolyn Maddison is still a schoolgirl. Her elder brother, Alastair, wastes no time in joining the RAF as a flying officer, and Carolyn decides that when she is 18 she will follow him into the service by joining the Women's Auxiliary Air Force. While reporting to the Air Ministry in London, she meets a good-looking, charismatic pilot, Charlie Wade, currently employed in propaganda work.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Unfulfilled

    • By Debbie on 01-03-17

    Regular price: $20.65

    • Jassy

    • By: Norah Lofts
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett, David Thorpe
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    She was the daughter of a preacher and a gypsy. A strange and elusive child with powers of prophecy, she grew into an even stranger woman. From those around her she inspired love and admiration or furious hatred. Nothing in between. And somehow Jassy could transform even those who loved her into her enemies. Barney Hatton, the dispossessed heir of Mortiboys, loved her but not enough. Lindy, a girl who worked there, loved her too much.

    Regular price: $21.37

    • The Mallen Girl

    • By: Catherine Cookson
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Even as a child Barbara was beautiful, but as her beauty grew so did the affliction which shadowed it. She was becoming deaf. Yet living in an almost silent world protected her from what could be a worse affliction - to know the truth of her own origins. Barbara had another protector in Anna Brigmore, who knew that truth and was haunted by the thought it must one day be revealed to this girl she cherished like her own child. And among the surrounding hills and valleys of Northumberland, it was a long-relished scandal....

    Regular price: $22.57

    • Snowflakes in the Wind

    • By: Rita Bradshaw
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Snowflakes in the Wind is a heartwarming story of triumph over adversity by Rita Bradshaw, author of the number one best-selling Dancing in the Moonlight. It's Christmas Eve 1920 when nine-year-old Abby Kirby's family is ripped apart by a terrible tragedy. Leaving everything she's ever known, Abby takes her younger brother and runs away to the tough existence of the border farming community.

    Regular price: $22.71

    • The Trophy Child

    • By: Paula Daly
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Karen Bloom has always wanted the best things in life. And that includes her children; quite simply, she expects them to be perfect. Her son, Ewan, has been something of a disappointment, and she won't be making the same mistake again with her beloved daughter, Bronte. Bronte's every waking hour will be spent at music lessons and dance classes, doing whatever it takes to excel. But as Karen pushes Bronte to the brink, the rest of the family crumbles.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Evie

    • By: Julia Stoneham
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Eighteen-year-old Evie arrives at Post Stone Farm in December 1944, and, choosing to join the land army, she longs for quiet days. The other land girls have already formed close friendships, and Evie barely makes a ripple when trying to blend in. But it is there she falls in love with Giorgio, an Italian POW. All this changes one June evening when Corporal Norman Clark arrives at the farm, and a startling revelation thrusts Evie into the spotlight.

    Regular price: $15.34

    • The Biscuit Girls

    • By: Hunter Davies
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Ivy, Dulcie, Barbara, Ann, Dorothy and Jean all had different reasons for applying to work at Carr’s biscuits, but once they had put on their overalls and walked through the factory gates they discovered a community full of life, laughter and friendship. To those who didn’t know, the biscuit factory that towered over Carlisle might look like just another slice of the industrial North, a noisy and chaotic place with workers trooping in and out at all hours.

    Regular price: $21.31

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