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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 493
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 456
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 451

    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

    • 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

    • 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 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 9
    • 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 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

    • The Hawkshead Hostage

    • By: Rebecca Tope
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Summer has come to Windermere, where Persimmon "Simmy" Brown runs her own florist shop. But the shop is struggling for money, so a contract to provide floral displays for a hotel in Hawkshead couldn't have arrived at a better moment. However Simmy's association with the hotel soon turns sinister when she finds a body in the lake. To make matters worse, her friend, Ben Harkness, is now missing and thought to be kidnapped.

    Regular price: $19.93

    • The Beach Hut next Door

    • By: Veronica Henry
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    The sun is out, and the beach huts at Everdene Sands are filling up once again. Jemima is artist in residence for the summer, capturing the antics of the holiday makers on canvas. But it's not long before she becomes embroiled in their tangled lives.Vince and Murphy are best mates, and misspent their youths in the waves and bars of Everdene. Now they are making plans for The Lobster Shack, eager to make their fortune.

    Regular price: $16.52

    • 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.

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

    • By Elizabeth on 09-07-16

    Regular price: $34.99

    • 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 Soldier's Wife

    • By: Joanna Trollope
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Dan Riley is a major in the British Army. After a six month tour of duty in Afghanistan, he is coming home to the wife and young daughters he adores. The outside world sees those reunions as a taste of heaven after months of hell.But are they? Can a man trained to fight adjust again to family and domestic life? And how will the family cope, if he can't?

    Regular price: $22.71

    • 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 47
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 43

    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

    • Fly The Storm

    • By: James Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Blanche Longhurst is a pilot with the Air Transport Auxiliary, delivering Spitfires from factories to air bases around the country during World War Two. She believes herself to be safe from the direct conflict but during one routine trip, bad weather causes her to lose her bearings and projects her into activities that go against her sense of morality. She finds herself in another war, in another country where the anti-Nazi offensive is filled with subterfuge and personal betrayal.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not my usual fare, but a good listen.

    • By Tam Nellinger on 08-31-16

    Regular price: $16.47

    • Just for the Holidays

    • By: Sue Moorcroft
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    In theory, nothing could be better than a summer spent basking in the French sun. That is until you add in three teenagers, two love interests, one divorcing couple, and a very unexpected pregnancy. Admittedly, this isn't exactly the relaxing holiday Leah Beaumont was hoping for - but it's the one she's got. With her sister Michele's family falling apart at the seams, it's up to Leah to pick up the pieces and try to hold them all together.

    Regular price: $13.85

    • Things Bright and Beautiful

    • By: Anbara Salam
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 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

    When Bea Hanlon follows her preacher husband, Max, to a remote island in the Pacific, she soon sees that their mission will bring anything but salvation.... Advent Island is a place beyond the reaches of Bea's most fitful imaginings. It's not just the rats and the hordes of mosquitoes and the weevils in the powdered milk. Past the confines of their stuffy little house, amidst the damp and the dust and the sweltering heat, rumours are spreading of devil chasers who roam the island on the hunt for evil spirits. And then there are the noises from the church at night. 

    Regular price: $18.54

    • 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

    • Don't Let Me Go

    • By: Susan Lewis
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Charlotte Nicholls has a secret that haunts her. She and three-year-old Chloe have left their home and friends, and are now building a new life for themselves elsewhere. All Charlotte wants to do is to forget the past, to blot out what went before, and to look only to the future. At last she and Chloe feel safe. Then, suddenly, their nightmare returns, and Charlotte finds she has no power to prevent what comes next…

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Long but Worth the Listen

    • By Kathryn @theBookDate on 04-30-16

    Regular price: $25.81

    • 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
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      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

    • 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 Venetian Venture

    • By: Suzette A. Hill
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    Venice, 1954. Rosy Gilchrist thinks luck may be on her side. Her boss at the British Museum has chosen her to travel to Venice to track down a rare edition of Horace's Odes for their collection. Things soon take a drastic downward spiral. A wealthy recluse offers a million-pound reward for anyone who can find the treasure. Soon Rosy finds herself in a race against time as her rivals will do anything for money. Even murder.

    Regular price: $16.21

    • Jasmine Nights

    • By: Julia Gregson
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    1942: Saba Tarcan is a talented young singer with big dreams. So when an opportunity arises to entertain the troops in the Middle East, she jumps at the chance, cutting short a burgeoning love affair with a young RAF pilot, Dom. It soon becomes clear that entertaining won’t be Saba’s only mission. It's a move that will jeopardize not only her own safety, but also the love of her life.

    Regular price: $21.68

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