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    • Amberwell

    • By: D. E. Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    Five young Ayrtons all grew up at Amberwell, playing in the gardens and preparing themselves to venture out into the world. To each of these children, Amberwell meant something different, but common to all of them was the idea that Amberwell was more than just where they lived - it was part of them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Positively perfect!

    • By Kathleen on 08-24-08

    Regular price: $27.68

    • Katherine Wentworth

    • By: D. E. Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    Married at 19, Katherine had four years of happiness with her beloved Gerald. When he dies, she is left on her own to bring up a stepson, Simon, and her own little twins. She has known what it is to be loved and cherished, and without Gerald, all she wants is independence, and the freedom to bring up his children as he would have liked. When an unexpected letter arrives for Simon, offering him a very different life, Katherine is concerned that he makes the right choice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love grows in Edinburgh!

    • By Jerri C on 06-01-13

    Regular price: $15.59

    • Katherine's Marriage

    • By: D. E. Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    Katherine Wentworth has married her hero, Alec Macfarlane. On their honeymoon in the Scottish Highlands, she can scarcely believe that the four previous lonely years can have been replaced by so much joy. But her unclouded happiness does not last long. The return to Edinburgh brings her into conflict with her old school friend, Alec’s sister Zilla. A beautiful woman who had expected Alec to remain a lifelong companion, devoted only to her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another delightful holiday in Scotland

    • By Jerri C on 04-12-12

    Regular price: $15.59

    • Vittoria Cottage

    • Drumberley, Book 1
    • By: D. E. Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    Since being widowed, Caroline Dering has been content to live her life solely for her children. Then the mysterious Robert Shepperton arrives in the village. At first, Caroline's gentle heart is simply touched by his obvious unhappiness; until gradually she finds her sympathy turning into love. But the visit of her lovely younger sister, Harriet, to Vittoria Cottage, throws Caroline into a turmoil - because Harriet also falls for Mr. Shepperton....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a good listen to a wonderful novel

    • By Carol Mello on 04-03-17

    Regular price: $20.56

    • Music in the Hills

    • Drumberley, Book 2
    • By: D. E. Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    After spending time combatting terrorists in Malaya, James Dering returns to Scotland. He starts a new life at Mureth House, the home of his aunt and uncle, Mamie and Jock Johnstone, where he hopes to learn to be a farmer. But he soon learns that picking up farming isn't an easy task and is made even more complicated by the unexpected ups and down of rural village life. Sheep-stealing crooks, village gossip, lovestruck teenage runaways, and a brunette bombshell all disturb the peaceful solitude James had willingly signed up for.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Return to Scotland

    • By Jerri C on 06-24-17

    Regular price: $20.56

    • Summerhills

    • By: D. E. Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    Summerhills continues the story of the lives and loves of the Ayrton family, in particular that of Major Roger Ayrton M.C., his brother, and three young half-sisters. Roger has made the Army his career. Anne has settled down as housekeeper to old Mr Orme, the rector. Nell looks after the old house, and it is upon her that the comfort and well-being of the family depend. A new generation is growing up. The story begins as Roger flies home to Amberwell on leave, full of plans for his family and home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved this entire series

    • By Julie on 04-23-09

    Regular price: $27.68

    • Greyfriars House

    • By: Emma Fraser
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 11

    Nine-year-old Olivia Friel is delighted to be spending the summer at Greyfriars House, a place where her parents, their family and friends are always happy. But this year there's an underlying tension that Olivia doesn't understand. Then one night she sees something she's not meant to, and accidentally lets slip a devastating betrayal. Charlotte Friel gets a call from her ailing mother, asking something she's never asked before: for Charlotte to come home. There are things Olivia needs to tell her daughter before it's too late, secrets to be shared about forgotten relatives and a mysterious house. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant!!

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-27-18

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Celia's House

    • By: D. E. Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    In name and by birth, Celia was a Dunne. She had inherited the beautiful old family home by the Rydd Water – but was she bound to live her life by the principles of her predecessors? Was there some hidden restraint that compelled her to heed the past? Celia’s house is a moving and poignant story of the struggle between old and young: the older generation anxious to preserve the values they have helped create while their children are determined at all costs to make lives of their own.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Boarder area of Scotland

    • By Jerri C on 03-14-11

    Regular price: $15.17

    • The Jacobite Lass

    • By: Janet MacLeod Trotter
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Scotland, 1722: on a windswept island, an enigmatic poetess foretells tragedy and the birth of an extraordinary child. That child is the free-spirited Flora, daughter of Marion. When her father dies, Flora and her mother are plunged into poverty. Until her mother's former lover takes them to Skye, where he swiftly marries Marion. When the Clanranalds are invited to a grand wedding in Skye, Flora finds herself irresistibly drawn to Allan of Kingsburgh, one of the mighty Skye MacDonalds.

    Regular price: $25.04

    • A Cut Above

    • By: Millie Gray
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    It's 1962, and Freda Scott and her five schoolmates are eager to embark on their life journeys. Madly in love with the dashing but unattainable Ewan, Freda instead throws herself into a hairdressing career, and soon she and her best friend, Robin, have established their own flourishing business. The future looks rosy - until Freda's life is turned upside down by a brutal attack. As Freda struggles to come to terms with what has happened to her, she relies on her old friends more than ever. 

    Regular price: $20.28

    • Bad Blood

    • By: Aline Templeton
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Marnie Bruce has hyperthymesia; she can remember everything she has ever seen. Everything except for one fateful night when she woke up in an isolated cottage with a head injury and her mother gone. Twenty years later Marnie heads back to Scotland, but in the small town in Galloway, Marnie’s return looks set to tear open old wounds for many of the locals. For DI Marjory Fleming the disappearance of Karen Bruce is a case she would rather not re-open.

    Regular price: $23.54

    • The Balmoral Incident

    • By: Alanna Knight
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Balmoral Castle, 1905. For Rose McQuinn, a handsome cottage on the Royal estate promises a summer holiday of unaccustomed luxury. As Rose travels by train with her little stepdaughter, Meg, and her trusty dog, Thane, she wonders what exciting adventures await them at the Royal household. The holiday takes a darker turn when Rose is warned not to interfere in two deaths that occur soon after her arrival. When they’re dismissed as accidents, she suspects foul play.

    Regular price: $20.28

    • Troubled Waters

    • By: Gillian Galbraith
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 57

    A young, disabled girl is lost on a winter's night in Leith, unable to help herself or find her way home. Someone is combing the streets, frantically searching for her. Within hours of her disappearance, a body is washed up on Beamer Rock, a tiny island in the Forth being used as part of the foundations for the new Queensferry Bridge. No sooner has DI Alice Rice managed to discover the identity of that body than another one is washed up on the edge of the estuary, in Belhaven Bay.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Surprisingly Good Mystery!

    • By Paula on 04-19-15

    Regular price: $14.86

    • Evil for Evil

    • DI Marjory Fleming, Book 7
    • By: Aline Templeton
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Lovatt Island is one of a group of beautiful, uninhabited islands, near the isolated village of Innellan in south-west Scotland. The skeleton found in one of its sea-caves, shackled to the rock, looks like the relic of some long ago conflict, but the modern watch clasped around its bony wrist gives the lie to that. It presents a challenging, if not urgent case for DI Marjory Fleming. But in the village there is an atmosphere of fear and tension and unpleasant vandalism; a house set on fire.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • too many notes

    • By Dr. William J. Kass on 07-05-17

    Regular price: $24.26

    • The Third Sin

    • By: Aline Templeton
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Pleasure is the highest good: the group who called themselves the Cyrenaics embrace the hedonistic principle until the death of one of their members from an overdose. Sobered, the group went their separate ways. One headed for Canada, another disappeared and a third was believed to have committed suicide - at least until his body turns up in the wreck of a car swept up on the Solway mud flats.

    Regular price: $24.86

    • The Forgotten Affairs of Youth

    • An Isabel Dalhousie Novel
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    The continuing adventures from Isabel Dalhousie, Edinburgh philosopher and curious observer of the behaviour of her fellow man.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • a light enjoyable read

    • By Paddington on 04-16-12

    Regular price: $17.55

    • After You'd Gone

    • By: Maggie O'Farrell
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    A distraught young woman boards a train at King's Cross to return to her family in Scotland. Six hours later, she catches sight of something so terrible in a mirror at Waverley Station that she gets on the next train back to London, where a traffic accident leaves her in a coma.'AfterYou'd Gone' follows Alice's mental journey into how she came to be this way, as she twists together threads of memory in a plot that grips from the outset.

    Regular price: $13.42

    • Moving On

    • By: Millie Gray
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    May 1945. In post-war Leith, the Anderson family must come to terms with the reality of peacetime Britain. Johnny's hopes of a life in politics finally come true, but will his vows to remain a dutiful husband and father be kept? Peacetime is not easy for Johnny's Polish brother-in-law Hans, either. Meanwhile, nurse Kitty - Johnny's daughter from his first marriage - gets caught up in a sensational trial when her friend Laura's brother is accused of murder.

    Regular price: $19.82

    • A Silver Lining

    • By: Anne Douglas
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Edinburgh, 1937. Attractive, dark-eyed Jinny Hendrie is happy enough in her job in the accounts office of a large bakery - until handsome Viennese cake expert Viktor Linden walks into her life. Although her father and her kindhearted boss, Ross MacBain, warn against it, Jinny is determined to marry Viktor, but when war is declared, all her plans are in ruins. Austria has joined forces with Hitler; Viktor has become an enemy and must return home to fight.

    Regular price: $20.65

    • Under the Bridges

    • By: Anne Forsyth
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    It was September 1962, and the building of the New Forth Road Bridge was bringing excitement to the small community of North Queensferry. For Nancy and Joe Mackay, it’s a time of change in their family, with Nancy’s new job and Joe’s work on the ferries under threat. Lorna, their daughter, is acting very secretively, much to the annoyance of her father. Their eldest son Matt is working on the new bridge as a welder, his safety constantly fretted over by his mother.

    Regular price: $12.28

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