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    • Amy Snow

    • A Novel
    • By: Tracy Rees
    • Narrated by: Melody Grove
    • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,950
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,716
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,718

    It is 1831 when eight-year-old Aurelia Vennaway finds a naked baby girl abandoned in the snow on the grounds of her aristocratic family's magnificent mansion. Her parents are horrified that she has brought a bastard foundling into the house, but Aurelia convinces them to keep the baby, whom she names Amy Snow. Amy is brought up as a second-class citizen, but she and Aurelia are as close as sisters. When Aurelia dies at the age of 23, she leaves Amy 10 pounds. But Aurelia also left her much more.

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

    • By laurie eller on 01-24-17

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Autumn

    • By: Ali Smith
    • Narrated by: Melody Grove
    • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 259
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 241
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 240

    Fusing Keatsian mists and mellow fruitfulness with the vitality, the immediacy, and the color hit of Pop Art, Autumn is a witty excavation of the present by the past. The novel is a stripped-branches take on popular culture and a meditation, in a world growing ever more bordered and exclusive, on what richness and worth are, what harvest means.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incredible use of language

    • By Mary on 03-06-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Winter

    • By: Ali Smith
    • Narrated by: Melody Grove
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    In Winter, life force matches up to the toughest of the seasons. In this second novel in her acclaimed Seasonal cycle, the follow-up to Ali Smith's sensational Autumn, Smith's shape-shifting quartet of novels casts a merry eye over a bleak post-truth era with a story rooted in history, memory, and warmth, its taproot deep in the evergreens: art, love, laughter. It's the season that teaches us survival.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Time Being

    • By: Antonia Honeywell
    • Narrated by: Melody Grove
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,643
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,379
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,385

    At 11 Lalla should be enjoying her childhood in London. But this is not London as we know it. In a collapsed society, Lalla struggles to imagine her future. When a government announcement invites her to enjoy a new life in Regent’s Park, Lalla sees a glimmer of hope. But what is she willing to risk? The Time Being is the short-story prequel to The Ship by Antonia Honeywell, if you enjoyed this, you’ll love the full-length novel sequel.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Short and Free

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 07-17-15

    Regular price: $2.38

    • Sleep Tight

    • By: Rachel Abbott
    • Narrated by: Melody Grove, Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 782
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 688
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 686

    How far would you go to hold on to the people you love? When Olivia Brookes calls the police to report that her husband and children are missing, she believes she will never see them again. She has reason to fear the worst; this isn’t the first tragedy that Olivia has experienced. Now, two years later, Detective Chief Inspector Tom Douglas is called in to investigate this family again, but this time it’s Olivia who has disappeared. All the evidence suggests that she was in the family home that morning.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sleep Tight - Rachel Abbott

    • By Luanne Ollivier on 09-01-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Autumn

    • Seasonal Quartet, Book 1
    • By: Ali Smith
    • Narrated by: Melody Grove
    • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Fusing Keatsian mists and mellow fruitfulness with the vitality, the immediacy and the colour hit of Pop Art - via a bit of skullduggery - Autumn is a witty excavation of the present by the past. Autumn is a take on popular culture and a meditation in a world growing ever more bordered: what constitutes richness and worth?

    Regular price: $16.73

    • If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things

    • By: Jon McGregor
    • Narrated by: Matt Bates, Melody Grove
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    On a street in a town in the North of England, ordinary people are going through the motions of their everyday existence - street cricket, barbecues, painting windows.... A young man is in love with a neighbour who does not even know his name. An old couple make their way up to the nearby bus stop. But then a terrible event shatters the quiet of the early summer evening. That this remarkable and horrific event is only poignant to those who saw it means that those who witness it will be altered forever.

    Regular price: $12.39

    • Amy Snow

    • By: Tracy Rees
    • Narrated by: Melody Grove
    • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,297
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,205
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,206

    Winner of the 2014 Richard & Judy Search for a Bestseller competition. Abandoned on a bank of snow as a baby, Amy is taken in at nearby Hatville Court. But the masters and servants of the grand estate prove cold and unwelcoming. Amy's only friend and ally is the sparkling young heiress Aurelia Vennaway. So when Aurelia tragically dies young, Amy is devastated. But Aurelia leaves Amy one last gift. A bundle of letters with a coded key. A treasure hunt that only Amy can follow. A life-changing discovery awaits ... if only she can unlock the secret.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Captivating historical fiction

    • By Olivia on 10-09-15

    Regular price: $18.11

    • Winter

    • By: Ali Smith
    • Narrated by: Melody Grove
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Winter? Bleak. Frosty wind, earth as iron, water as stone, so the old song goes. The shortest days, the longest nights. The trees are bare and shivering. The summer's leaves? Dead litter. The world shrinks; the sap sinks. But winter makes things visible. And if there's ice, there'll be fire. It's the season that teaches us survival. Here comes Winter the second audiobook in Ali Smith's shape-shifting quartet of stories.

    Regular price: $16.73

    • A Little in Love

    • By: Susan E. Fletcher
    • Narrated by: Melody Grove
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    Paris, 1832 - a girl lies alone in the darkness, clutching a letter to her heart. Eponine remembers being a child: her swing and the peach tree and the baby brother she loved. Mostly she remembers being miserable. Taught to lie and cheat and to hate the one girl, Cosette, who might have been her friend. Now, at 16, the two girls meet again, and Eponine has one more chance. But what is the price of friendship - the love of a boy?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • LOVE Melody Grove's reading!

    • By Jody in Minneapolis on 04-19-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Ship

    • By: Antonia Honeywell
    • Narrated by: Melody Grove
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 41

    Oxford Street burned for three weeks; the Regent's Park camps have been bombed. Lalla, 16, has grown up sheltered from the new reality by her visionary father, Michael Paul. He has promised Lalla and her mother that they will escape. Escape on a ship big enough to save 500 people. Once onboard, as day follows identical day, Lalla's unease grows. Where are they going?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Ship leaves you thinking

    • By TeachVC on 06-05-15

    Regular price: $21.58

    • Sleep Tight

    • By: Rachel Abbott
    • Narrated by: Melody Grove, Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    When Olivia calls the police to report that her husband and children are missing, she believes she will never see them again. Two years later,Detective Chief Inspector Tom Douglas is called to investigate, but this time it’s Olivia who has disappeared. Her car is in the garage, and her purse is in her handbag. For some reason every single picture of this family has been removed from albums, phones, and computers. Then they find the blood...

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Too Long.

    • By Nicole on 02-08-15

    Regular price: $22.27

    • Desperate Remedies

    • By: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Melody Grove
    • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Cytherea has taken a position as lady's maid to the eccentric Miss Aldclyffe. On discovering that the man she loves is already engaged to his cousin, Cytherea comes under the influence of Miss Aldclyffe's fascinating, manipulative steward Manston. Desperate Remedies contains sensational ingredients of blackmail, murder and romance, but with its insight into psychology and sexuality it already bears the unmistakable imprint of Hardy’s future genius.

    Regular price: $22.45

    • The Wedding Proposal

    • By: Sue Moorcroft
    • Narrated by: Melody Grove
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Elle Jamieson is a private person, in relationships as well as at work - and for good reason. But then she's made redundant and with no ties to hold her, she heads off to sunny Malta. Lucas Rose is furious when his summer is interrupted by the arrival of Elle, his ex. Forced to live in close proximity, it's hard to ignore what they had shared before Lucas's wedding proposal scared Elle away…

    Regular price: $21.58

    • La Princesse de Clèves (BBC Radio 3: Drama on 3)

    • By: Madame de Lafayette
    • Narrated by: Melody Grove, Candida Benson, Liam Brennan
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Madame de Lafayette's classic tale of intrigue and love, ‘La Princesse de Clèves’, dramatised for BBC Radio 3 and originally broadcast in the ‘Drama on 3’ slot on 28 February 2010. Set in the 16th Century, the play follows the life of a beautiful young lady newly presented to Court. It's the reign of Henri II and Mary Queen of Scots is safely ensconced in France.

    Regular price: $10.33

    • The Importance of Being Emma

    • By: Juliet Archer
    • Narrated by: Melody Grove, Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Mark Knightley is used to women falling at his feet, except Emma Woodhouse- she's like part of the family. But Emma's grown into an attractive young woman, full of ideas for modernising her family business, and when Mark gets involved the sparks begin to fly. Although he's seeing her through totally new eyes, Emma remains immune to his charm. She's never forgotten the embarrassing moment when he discovered her teenage crush on him.

    Regular price: $18.54

    • A Baby at the Beach Café

    • By: Lucy Diamond
    • Narrated by: Melody Grove
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Evie loves running her beach café in Cornwall, but with a baby on the way she's been told to put her feet up. Helen's come to Cornwall to escape the stress of city living. She hopes a seaside life will be the answer to all her dreams. When she sees a job advertised at the café, it sounds perfect. But the two women clash, and sparks fly. Can the pair of them put aside their differences in a crisis?

    Regular price: $5.36

    • How I Wonder What You Are

    • By: Jane Lovering
    • Narrated by: Melody Grove
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 3

    It’s been over 18 months since Molly Gilchrist has had a man (as her best friend, Caro, is so fond of reminding her), so when she as good as stumbles upon one lying comatose on the moors one bitterly cold morning, it seems like the universe is having a laugh at her expense. But Phinn Baxter (that’s Dr. Phinneas Baxter) is no drunken layabout, as Molly is soon to discover, with a PhD in astrophysics and a tortured past that is a match for Molly’s own disastrous love life.

    Regular price: $20.03

    • Cousins

    • By: Salley Vickers
    • Narrated by: Maggie Mash, Gabrielle Glaister, Melody Grove
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Brilliant and mercurial Will Tye suffers a life-changing accident. The terrible event ripples through three generations of the complex Tye family, bringing to light old tragedies and dangerous secrets. Each member of the family holds some clue to the chain of events which may have led to the accident, and all hold themselves to blame. Most closely affected is Will's cousin Cecelia, whose own life will change forever depending on how she responds to such unbelievable and shocking truths.

    Regular price: $20.03

    • The Highwayman's Daughter

    • By: Henriette Gyland
    • Narrated by: Melody Grove
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Is it a crime to steal a heart? 1768. Jack Blythe is a man with great expectations. So when his carriage is held up by a masked woman, brandishing a pistol and dressed as a 'gentleman' of the road, he expects to have his purse stolen. But as Jack and the highwaywoman enter into a game of cat and mouse, uncovering an intricate web of secrets, the last thing Jack expects to have stolen is his heart.

    Regular price: $21.58

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