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    • Once Upon a River

    • By: Diane Setterfield
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    A body always tells a story - but this child’s was a blank page. Rita reached for the lantern. She trained its light on the child’s face. "Who are you?" she murmured, but the face said as little as the rest of her. It was impossible to tell whether, in life, these blunt and unfinished features had borne the imprint of prettiness, timid watchfulness, or sly mischief. If there had once been curiosity or placidity or impatience here, life had not had time to etch it into permanence. Only a very short time ago, the body and soul of this little girl had still been securely attached.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Nancy on 12-09-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Signature of All Things

    • A Novel
    • By: Elizabeth Gilbert
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 21 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,088
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,635
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4,645

    In The Signature of All Things, Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction, inserting her inimitable voice into an enthralling story of love, adventure and discovery. Spanning much of the 18th and 19th centuries, the novel follows the fortunes of the extraordinary Whittaker family as led by the enterprising Henry Whittaker - a poor-born Englishman who makes a great fortune in the South American quinine trade, eventually becoming the richest man in Philadelphia.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Don't miss this one

    • By Molly-o on 12-27-13

    Regular price: $42.00

    • The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock

    • A Novel
    • By: Imogen Hermes Gowar
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 206
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 196

    In 1780s London, a prosperous merchant finds his quiet life upended when he unexpectedly receives an unusual creature - and meets a most extraordinary woman - in this much-lauded, atmospheric debut that examines our capacity for wonder, obsession, and desire. One September evening in 1785, Jonah Hancock hears an urgent knocking on his front door near the docks of London. The captain of one of Jonah’s trading vessels is waiting eagerly on the front step, bearing shocking news. On a voyage to the Far East, he sold the Jonah’s ship for something rare and far more precious: a mermaid.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Gave up

    • By Isabella Piestrzynska on 10-27-18

    Regular price: $42.20

    • Middlemarch

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 35 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,055
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,798
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,779

    Dorothea Brooke is an ardent idealist who represses her vivacity and intelligence for the cold, theological pedant Casaubon. One man understands her true nature: the artist Will Ladislaw. But how can love triumph against her sense of duty and Casaubon’s mean spirit? Meanwhile, in the little world of Middlemarch, the broader world is mirrored: the world of politics, social change, and reforms, as well as betrayal, greed, blackmail, ambition, and disappointment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Audible book ever

    • By Molly-o on 12-25-11

    Regular price: $48.99

    • The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

    • How to Free Yourself and Your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter
    • By: Margareta Magnusson
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 378
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 344
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 347

    In Sweden there is a kind of decluttering called döstädning, meaning "death" and städning meaning "cleaning." This surprising and invigorating process of clearing out unnecessary belongings can be undertaken at any age or life stage but should be done sooner rather than later, before others have to do it for you. In The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning, artist Margareta Magnusson, with Scandinavian humor and wisdom, instructs listeners to embrace minimalism.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Home like story, very vivid. I found it practical

    • By Natalie on 01-05-18

    Regular price: $14.17

    • Emma [Naxos]

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,623
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,615

    One of Jane Austen's most popular novels. Arrogant, self-willed, and egotistical, Emma is her most unusual heroine.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Why can't all literature be like this?

    • By Theodore on 10-15-11

    Regular price: $64.39

    • A Literary Christmas

    • By: Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Rudyard Kipling, and others
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson, Simon Callow
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 379
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 343
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 337

    Read by Juliet Stevenson and Simon Callow, A Literary Christmas is a seasonal anthology that collects together poems, short stories, and prose extracts by some of the greatest poets and writers in the English language. Like Charles Dickens’ ghosts of Christmas Past and Present, they are representative of times old and new - from John Donne’s Elizabethan hymn over the baby Jesus to Rudyard Kipling’s "Christmas in India", from Thomas Tusser counting the cost of a Tudor feast to Laurie Lee’s "Cider with Rosie".

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Marvelous, with one very avoidable flaw

    • By Conguirk on 12-03-14

    Regular price: $7.22

    • Persuasion

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,831
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,254
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,263

    Anne Elliot has grieved for seven years over the loss of her first love, Captain Frederick Wentworth. But events conspire to unravel the knots of deceit and misunderstanding in this beguiling and gently comic story of love and fidelity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Juliet Stevenson is Simply Amazing

    • By Em on 04-15-12

    Regular price: $33.59

    • A Room of One's Own

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 778
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 707
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 705

    A Room of One's Own, based on a lecture given at Girton College Cambridge, is one of the great feminist polemics. Woolf's blazing polemic on female creativity, the role of the writer, and the silent fate of Shakespeare's imaginary sister remains a powerful reminder of a woman's need for financial independence and intellectual freedom.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Required reading for literary critics, feminists,

    • By Seth H. Wilson on 07-15-13

    Regular price: $14.17

    • North and South

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 18 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,892
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,500
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,516

    Written at the request of Charles Dickens, North and South is a book about rebellion that poses fundamental questions about the nature of social authority and obedience. Gaskell expertly blends individual feeling with social concern and her heroine, Margaret Hale, is one of the most original creations of Victorian literature. When Margaret Hale's father leaves the Church in a crisis of conscience she is forced to leave her comfortable home in the tranquil countryside of Hampshire....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Delightful

    • By Sally on 01-04-10

    Regular price: $24.51

    • Julian Fellowes's Belgravia

    • By: Julian Fellowes
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,590
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,402
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,385

    Julian Fellowes's Belgravia is the story of a secret. A secret that unravels behind the porticoed doors of London's grandest postcode. Set in the 1840s, when the upper echelons of society began to rub shoulders with the emerging industrial nouveau riche, Belgravia is peopled by a rich cast of characters. But the story begins on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. At the Duchess of Richmond's new legendary ball, one family's life will change forever.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Fellowes is a Brand but the Narrator is a Marvel!

    • By M. T. Mirabile on 08-14-16

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Mrs. Dalloway

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 917
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 819
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 813

    It is a June day in London in 1923, and the lovely Clarissa Dalloway is having a party. Whom will she see? Her friend Peter, back from India, who has never really stopped loving her? What about Sally, with whom Clarissa had her life’s happiest moment? Meanwhile, the shell-shocked Septimus Smith is struggling with his life on the same London day.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One Tough Read Perfectly Delivered

    • By Chris on 06-11-12

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Northanger Abbey

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,884
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,493
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,489

    When Catherine Morland, a country clergyman's daughter, is invited to spend a season in Bath with the fashionable high society, little does she imagine the delights and perils that await her. Captivated and disconcerted by what she finds, and introduced to the joys of "Gothic novels" by her new friend, Isabella, Catherine longs for mystery and romance. When she is invited to stay with the beguiling Henry Tilney and his family at Northanger Abbey, she expects mystery and intrigue at every turn.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome

    • By Johnny on 08-01-09

    Regular price: $35.62

    • To the Lighthouse

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 540
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 464
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 457

    To the Lighthouse is a landmark work of English fiction. Virginia Woolf explores perception and meaning in some of the most beautiful prose ever written, minutely detailing the characters thoughts and impressions. This unabridged version is read by Juliet Stevenson.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Stark Tower on a Bare Rock, or a Hanging Garden?

    • By Jefferson on 03-17-13

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Magician's Elephant

    • By: Kate DiCamillo
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,498
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,353
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,356

    When a fortuneteller’s tent appears in the market square of the city of Baltese, orphan Peter Augustus Duchene knows the questions that he needs to ask: Does his sister still live? And if so, how can he find her? The fortuneteller’s mysterious answer (An elephant! An elephant will lead him there!) sets off a chain of events so remarkable, so impossible, that Peter can hardly dare to believe it. But it is - all of it - true.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Yes, the Impossible!

    • By Gillian on 11-17-16

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Paying Guests

    • By: Sarah Waters
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 21 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,563
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,323
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2,331

    It is 1922, and London is tense. Ex-servicemen are disillusioned; the out-of-work and the hungry are demanding change. And in South London, in a genteel Camberwell villa, a large silent house now bereft of brothers, husband, and even servants, life is about to be transformed, as impoverished widow Mrs. Wray and her spinster daughter, Frances, are obliged to take in lodgers.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Tedious

    • By Loretta R. Cooper on 10-14-14

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Portrait of a Lady

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 26 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175

    The Portrait of a Lady tells the compelling and ultimately tragic tale of a beautiful young American woman's encounter with European sophistication. Set principally in England and Italy, the story follows Isabel Archer's fortunes as a variety of admirers vie for her hand. Her choice will be crucial, and she is not wanting for advice, whether from the generous-spirited Ralph Touchett or the charming Madame Merle.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn't get past the terrible American accents.

    • By Sarah on 04-07-17

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Mansfield Park (Naxos Edition)

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 994
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 854
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 857

    At the tender age of 10, Fanny Price is 'adopted' by her rich relations and is removed from the poverty of her home in Portsmouth to the opulence of Mansfield Park. The transplantation is not a happy one. Dependent, helpless, neglected and forgotten, Fanny struggles to come to terms with her new life until, tested almost to the limits of endurance, she assumes her rightful role....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Oh such felicity, such gaiety, such rapture!

    • By Neil Chisholm on 02-05-12

    Regular price: $16.09

    • Wuthering Heights

    • By: Emily Bronte
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 208

    The wild and passionate tale of Cathy and Heathcliff's impossible love for each other and its phenomenal setting on the blasted Yorkshire moors has to be one of the best-known love affairs in literature.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Narration

    • By Teresa Castillo on 04-18-16

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Jane Eyre

    • By: Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 19 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,419
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,176
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,191

    The work tells the story of Jane's early life, her experience at Lowood School and as a governess. Her refusal to accept Rochester's love on any but her own strictly moral terms is a passionate cry for independence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb narration of a great romantic classic

    • By Jane on 08-30-12

    Regular price: $22.38

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