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    • Amy Snow

    • A Novel
    • By: Tracy Rees
    • Narrated by: Melody Grove
    • Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,288
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,035
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,036

    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 294
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 271
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 269

    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 51
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stellar and magical!

    • By BK on 07-07-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Time Being

    • By: Antonia Honeywell
    • Narrated by: Melody Grove
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,672
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,402
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,406

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I want more from this author!

    • By Jennifer on 02-12-15

    Regular price: $2.12

    • Winter

    • By: Ali Smith
    • Narrated by: Melody Grove
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    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

    • Sleep Tight

    • By: Rachel Abbott
    • Narrated by: Melody Grove, Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 818
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 717
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 715

    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

    • The Call of the Wild

    • A BBC Radio Full-Cast Dramatisation
    • By: Jack London
    • Narrated by: Finn Den Hertog, Melody Grove, Robert Jack, and others
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    In Yukon, Canada during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush, strong sled dogs were in high demand. Buck is stolen from his comfortable home in California and sold into service as a sled dog in Alaska. He becomes progressively feral in the harsh environment, where he is forced to fight to survive and dominate other dogs. Sold to a group of inexperienced gold hunters, he is eventually saved by John Thornton, with whom he forms a deep bond. Exciting and action-packed, The Call of the Wild explores the timeless relationship between man and dog, and the draw of primitive instincts that pull Buck away from humanity towards the wilderness.

    Regular price: $8.72

    • Amy Snow

    • By: Tracy Rees
    • Narrated by: Melody Grove
    • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,304
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,214
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,214

    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

    • 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 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    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?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • moving tale of an unusual friendship

    • By Erik on 08-10-18

    Regular price: $16.73

    • 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 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    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

    • Christmas at the Beach Café

    • By: Lucy Diamond
    • Narrated by: Melody Grove
    • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    After a hectic summer running her beach café in Cornwall, Evie Flynn is looking forward to her first Christmas with new boyfriend Ed. But when Ed’s ex suddenly gets in touch again, and some unexpected guests arrive: Ed’s surly brother Jake and Evie’s heartbroken best friend Amber, Evie’s Christmas starts to look as if it’ll be a total turkey. Will any of her festive wishes come true?

    Regular price: $5.36

    • 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

    • Christmas Gifts at the Beach Café

    • By: Lucy Diamond
    • Narrated by: Melody Grove
    • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    With her Beach Café closed for the winter, Evie should be looking forward to lazy days and a happy Christmas… But her sister Ruth is coming to stay, following her marriage breakdown and her boyfriend Ed breaks the news that he's going to spend Christmas in London, for family reasons. There are still a few surprises in store for Evie though, that look set to make this Beach Café Christmas the most memorable one yet....

    Regular price: $14.59

    • The Floating Book

    • By: Michelle Lovric
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin, Melody Grove, Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 20 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Venice, 1468. Sosia Simeon is a lover of many men in the fabled city, though married to one she despises. On the edge of the Grand Canal, Wendelin von Speyer sets up the first printing press in Venice and looks for the book that will make his fortune. When he publishes Catullus, the poet whose unrequited love inspired the most tender and erotic poems of antiquity, a scandal is set in motion that will change all their lives forever.

    Regular price: $34.25

    • 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

    • The Ship

    • By: Antonia Honeywell
    • Narrated by: Melody Grove
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 46

    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: $22.79

    • Ann Veronica

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Melody Grove
    • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    When it was first published in 1909, Ann Veronica caused a sensation, due to Wells' groundbreaking treatment of female sexuality. Twenty-one, passionate, and headstrong, Ann Veronica Stanley is determined to live her own life. When her father forbids her from attending a fashionable ball, she leaves her family home and makes a fresh start in London. There, she finds a world where she can be truly free. But when she meets the brilliant Capes, a married academic, and quickly falls in love, she soon finds that freedom comes at a price.

    Regular price: $17.96

    • If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things

    • By: Jon McGregor
    • Narrated by: Matt Bates, Melody Grove
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • 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

    • Desperate Remedies

    • By: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Melody Grove
    • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hsrdy at his Best

    • By Coug Dude on 09-06-18

    Regular price: $23.71

    • 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 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 11

    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

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