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    • Telling Tales

    • A Vera Stanhope Mystery
    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 606
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 558
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 554

    It has been 10 years since Jeanie Long was charged with the murder of 15-year-old Abigail Mantel. Now residents of the East Yorkshire village of Elvet are disturbed to hear of new evidence proving Jeanie's innocence. Abigail's killer is still at large. As Inspector Vera Stanhope makes fresh enquiries on the peninsula and villagers are hauled back to a time they hoped to forget, tensions begin to mount. But are people afraid of the killer or of their own guilty pasts?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a fabulous book to listen to

    • By Gigi on 09-01-17

    Regular price: $35.69

    • Queens of the Conquest

    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 70

    The lives of England's medieval queens were packed with tragedy, betrayal, love, warfare, adultery, and mystery - but their stories are obscured by centuries of myth and prejudice against these powerful women. These Norman queens were actually more autonomous and influential than most later queens, since they actually participated in battles and led troops of their own.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting as Always

    • By Ann on 11-04-17

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Horse Dancer

    • By: Jojo Moyes
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,086
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 933
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 932

    Sarah's grandfather was a horseman of rare talent - only the exceptional are allowed into France's elite riding academy, Le Cadre Noir. But life took an unexpected turn, and now from a council estate in east London, the Captain hopes to train his granddaughter towards a better life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow! Amazing story start to finish

    • By Kaelin on 12-01-09

    Regular price: $26.64

    • The House of Hopes and Dreams

    • By: Trisha Ashley
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of The House of Hope and Dreams by Trisha Ashley, read by Julia Franklin. When Carey Revell unexpectedly becomes the heir to Mossby, his family’s ancestral home, it’s rather a mixed blessing. The house is large but rundown and comes with a pair of resentful relatives who can’t be asked to leave. Still, newly dumped by his girlfriend and also from his job as a TV interior designer, Carey needs somewhere to lick his wounds. And Mossby would be perfect for a renovation show. He already knows someone who could restore the stained glass windows in the older part of the house….

    Regular price: $26.17

    • The Beach Hut

    • By: Veronica Henry
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    The Beach Hut follows the stories of the families who come to Everdene each year, people who fall in – or out – of love, remembering their pasts, or trying to forget them…There’s Jane Milton, left only debts by her husband, and forced to sell the beloved beach hut that holds so many happy memories; Sarah; for whom fidelity has lost its appeal; and Harry, suffering from the anguish of first love when he falls for Florence – who has grown up to be far more alluring than she ever used to be.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A good summer listen

    • By Frances on 05-12-12

    Regular price: $15.17

    • Murder in Abbot's Folly

    • By: Amy Myers
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Curiosity about a murder that took place in an 18th century folly draws father and daughter team Peter and Georgia Marsh to attend a summer gala in honour of Jane Austen at Stourdens, a Georgian mansion in Kent. Robert Luckhurst, the murdered former owner of Stourdens, was an avid collector of Jane Austen memorabilia, and his collection is thought to contain secrets about the novelist that still remain to be revealed.

    Regular price: $14.86

    • The Marriage Game

    • A Novel of Queen Elizabeth I
    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 16 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 61

    Only 25 and newly crowned, Elizabeth vows to rule the country as both queen and king. But her counselors continually press her to form an advantageous marriage and produce an heir. Though none of the suitors have yet worked their way to her throne, the dashing - though married - Lord Robert lays claim to Elizabeth's heart.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator's lisp is maddening

    • By Elizabeth on 09-07-16

    Regular price: $34.99

    • A Leap of Faith

    • By: Trisha Ashley
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Sappho Jones stopped counting birthdays when she reached 30, but even with her hazy grip on mathematics she realises that she's on the slippery slope to the big four-oh! With the thought suddenly lodged in her mind that she's a mere cat's whisker away from becoming a single eccentric female living in a country cottage in Wales, she has the urge to do something dramatic before it's too late. The trouble is, as an adventurous woman of a certain age, Sappho's pretty much been there, done that, got the T-shirt. In fact the only thing she hasn't tried is motherhood.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Love Trisha!

    • By Kris Brimhall on 03-13-17

    Regular price: $20.65

    • Transit

    • By: Rachel Cusk
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      1.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    In the wake of family collapse, a writer and her two young sons move to London. The process of upheaval is the catalyst for a number of transitions - personal, moral, artistic, practical - as she endeavours to construct a new reality for herself and her children. In the city she is made to confront aspects of living she has until now avoided and to consider questions of vulnerability and power, death and renewal, in what becomes her struggle to reattach herself to and believe in life.

    Regular price: $16.73

    • The Waves

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Six children - Bernard, Susan, Rhoda, Neville, Jinny and Louis - meet in a garden close to the sea, their voices sounding over the constant echo of the waves that roll back and forth from the shore. The book follows them as they develop from childhood to maturity and follow different passions and ambitions; their voices are interspersed with interludes from the timeless and unifying chorus of nature.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Acquired, but worth it.

    • By K. R. Jackson on 10-18-16

    Regular price: $19.41

    • The Deceiver

    • Claire Roget, Book 2
    • By: Priscilla Masters
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Forensic psychiatrist Dr Claire Roget finds it impossible to refuse when she receives a desperate phone call from an old acquaintance, obstetrician Charles Tissot. One of his patients, Heather Krimble, alleges that Tissot seduced her at a party and that he is the father of her unborn child. His career on the line, Charles begs Claire to expose Heather's fragile mental state and discredit her wild claims....

    Regular price: $22.57

    • Christmas at the Beach Hut

    • By: Veronica Henry
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    When Ellen writes her annual Round Robin to send out with her Christmas cards, she realises it's all about the rest of her family. Fed up and exhausted by yet another year of single-handedly trying to make it a perfect Christmas, Ellen takes a pile of books, her cosiest clothes and the Ocado order and escapes to a beach hut on the North Devon coast. This year, Christmas is going to be all about her and nobody else.

    Regular price: $21.81

    • We'll Always Have Paris

    • By: Sue Watson
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Rosie Jackson is beginning to slowly come to terms with a new life and a new future at the age of 65. Rosie is bereft when her husband, Mike, dies. She misses him terribly; even though he wasn't the love of her life, she feels lonely in her grief, despite being close to her two grown-up daughters. With time away from the family florist business, Rosie has the space to think about the past and what might have been.

    Regular price: $20.65

    • A Crowning Mercy

    • By: Bernard Cornwell, Susannah Kells
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 17 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    In mid 17th-century England, the nation was in upheaval. In the Dorset countryside, one sunlit afternoon, a young girl, illicitly bathing in a stream, first fell in love with a passing stranger. Her parents called her Dorcas, but he called her Campion and that's what she longed to be, then and forever. She had one gift left for her by her unknown father - a pendant made of gold, banded by tiny glowing stones and at its base was a seal engraved with an axe and the words: St Matthew.

    Regular price: $21.93

    • High-Wired

    • The Fine Line Series, Book 1
    • By: Andrea Frazer
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    DI Olivia Hardy is a firm but fair cop. Her new partner, DS Lauren Groves, has a very different background, but the two women bond over the pressures of juggling complicated family lives with the horrors of the job. Both women try to reconcile their problematic family lives - Olivia’s issues with her teenage children, Lauren’s collapsing marriage - with the demands of their job. Their beat is a decaying coastal town in the south of England - a shadow of its Victorian glory - and criminals lurk where you’d least expect them.

    Regular price: $19.52

    • The Unfinished Palazzo

    • By: Judith Mackrell
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 16 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Commissioned in 1750, the Palazzo Venier was planned as a testimony to the power and wealth of a great Venetian family, but the fortunes of the Venier family waned, and the project was left abandoned and unfinished. Yet in the early 20th century, it attracted three fascinating women: Luisa Casati, Doris Castlerosse and Peggy Guggenheim.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nostalgia At Its Best

    • By Dan on 01-09-18

    Regular price: $27.81

    • Last Letter from Your Lover

    • By: Jojo Moyes
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    When journalist Ellie looks through her newspaper's archives for a story, she discovers a letter from 1960, written by a man asking his lover to leave her husband.... In 1960, Jennifer wakes up in hospital after a car accident with no memory. And then, when she returns home, she uncovers a hidden letter, and begins to remember the lover she was willing to risk everything for.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Miss Minchin Dies

    • By: Betty Rowlands
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 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

    Adelaide Minchin is found dead in her bathroom. The verdict is accidental death, which her GP has challenged. Sukey agrees to make some inquiries, but the case has to take a back seat when the body of a teenage girl is found. As the two inquiries proceed, Sukey begins to suspect a link between the deaths. With help from local investigative journalist Harry Matthews she starts to rattle a few cages, with near fatal results.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A good police procedural.

    • By Kathleen on 08-28-12

    Regular price: $16.47

    • Unnatural Wastage

    • By: Betty Rowlands
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    When the body of pretty Fenella Tremaine is found in a skip with a distinctive oriental-patterned knife in her back, Sukey faces some big questions: Which of Fenella's enemies hated her enough to kill her…and why? Could it be professional rivalry, or her promise to testify against a local residential home that's the key to solving the crime? Sukey will have to use all her wits and her contacts - including dishy journalist Harry Matthews - if she and her colleagues are to bring the killer to justice.

    Regular price: $15.70

    • The Perfect Lie

    • By: Emily Barr
    • Narrated by: Jilly Bond, Penelope Rawlins, Julia Franklin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 46

    For Lucy Riddick, Venice has always been the dream destination, the ideal place to lose herself. And now she needs to do just that. The secret she's been keeping has finally caught up with her and Lucy needs to disappear - fast. But what if, when she sets foot in Venice, Lucy finds the one thing she has been running from?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun and Absorbing

    • By Jen Griffin on 10-15-15

    Regular price: $17.96

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