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    • Telling Tales

    • A Vera Stanhope Mystery
    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 503
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 466
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 461

    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 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 61

    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 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,060
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 911
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 910

    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 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    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 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    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

    • The Unfinished Palazzo

    • By: Judith Mackrell
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 16 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    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

    • A Little Murder

    • By: Suzette A. Hill
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    London, early 1950s. Marcia Beasley of St John's Wood is discovered dead in her home, naked and covered with a coal scuttle. Detective Sergeant Greenleaf is tasked with solving the crime and bringing meaning to her gruesome death, and it seems her whole social circle have secrets to hide and grudges to bear. Who, for example, is the limping midnight visitor? Is the bibulous priest as ingenious as he seems? And will Mrs Burkiss ever yield her keys to the broom cupboard?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A bit disappointing

    • By Lisa on 07-22-16

    Regular price: $21.58

    • The Windermere Witness

    • By: Rebecca Tope
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Following a personal tragedy, florist Persimmon “Simmy” Brown has moved to the Lake District to be nearer her parents. But her peace is shattered when, at a wedding, the bride's brother is found brutally murdered. As the florist of the wedding and one of the last people to talk to Mark Baxter alive, Simmy gradually becomes involved with the relatives. When events take another sinister turn, Simmy finds herself at the heart of a murder investigation.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • 2 and a half stars

    • By Beatrice on 06-03-18

    Regular price: $16.09

    • No Child of Mine

    • By: Susan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 16 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Alex Lake’s day job is all about helping people, especially children. She cares about them passionately and does everything in her power to rescue them from those who mean them harm. When the case of three-year-old Ottilie Wade comes to her attention, Alex finds herself completely unable to detach from the child the way she should. She feels an overpowering need to make a real difference in little Ottilie’s life, but no one is prepared to believe that Ottilie is in danger.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn't stop reading!

    • By Linda on 08-03-12

    Regular price: $25.81

    • The Staveley Suspect

    • By: Rebecca Tope
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Simmy Brown has a lot on her mind. Not just keeping her florist business afloat, her father’s failing health and the challenge of developing a long-term relationship with Christopher but also the approach of Mother’s Day, a busy and painful day for her. But in taking an order for a retirement party in Staveley, she is pulled into her most challenging investigation. When a daughter starts accusing her own mother of murder, Simmy, Ben and Bonnie find themselves taking different sides of the investigation. With her relationships under strain, Simmy is tried on all fronts....

    Regular price: $20.28

    • 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 Matter of Trust

    • By: Robin Pilcher
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Claire Barclay has returned to the home in Scotland where she spent her teenage years. After the sudden death of her mother, Claire is concerned about the welfare of her much-loved and now frail stepfather, Leo. But his own grown children seem more concerned about preserving their financial assets than their father’s health. Claire is desperately trying to avoid Jonas, the love of her life who broke her heart at just 18, but he’s asking her to trust him again, on a matter of all urgency.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • same book as A Long Way Home

    • By NCKitkat on 05-23-11

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Wish You Were Here

    • By: Catherine Alliott
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    When Flora, James, and their two teenage daughters are offered the holiday of a lifetime in a chateau in the South of France in return for one simple good deed, they jump at the chance. But Flora didn't anticipate a mysterious guest and a whole heap of family baggage coming along too… Their dream holiday suddenly takes some very unexpected turns.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Far too long

    • By G.Keyzer on 06-10-16

    Regular price: $22.27

    • Last Letter from Your Lover

    • By: Jojo Moyes
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    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

    • 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 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 55

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not my favorite Alison Weir Fiction

    • By Michelle Hamlett on 07-13-15

    Regular price: $34.99

    • 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 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 48
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 44

    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

    • 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

    • It's the Little Things

    • By: Erica James
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 14 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Dan and Sally Oliver and their friend Chloe Hennessey are lucky to be alive. Three years on, after surviving one of the world's biggest natural disasters - the Boxing Day tsunami - their lives have changed dramatically. Dan and Sally are now parents. Dan is enjoying being a stay-at-home father taking care of their young son, and Sally is the bread winner and loves her job as a partner in a Manchester law firm.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Totally Engrossing!

    • By Retail Therapist on 06-13-18

    Regular price: $26.64

    • Shot in Southwold

    • By: Suzette A. Hill
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    On the set of The Suffolk Seagull nobody really knows what is going on - least of all Felix Smythe, whose bit part is constantly changing, much to Felix’s chagrin. But the unambiguous death by gunshot of a female cast member brings a drama to proceedings lacking in the film itself, and Lady Fawcett, Rosy, Felix and even Cedric Dillworthy are once again at the centre of a murder mystery in which further victims may face the cut. 

    Regular price: $19.52

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