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    • The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules

    • A Novel
    • By: Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 112

    Martha Andersson may be 79 years old and live in a retirement home, but that doesn't mean she's ready to stop enjoying life. So when the new management of Diamond House starts cutting corners to save money, Martha and her four closest friends - The Genius, The Rake, Christina, and Anna-Gretta (aka the League of Pensioners) - won't stand for it. Fed up with early bedtimes and overcooked veggies, this group of feisty seniors sets about to regain their independence, improve their lot, and stand up for seniors everywhere.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting possibilities. Terrible narration.

    • By Linda on 02-17-17

    Regular price: $28.51

    • The Little Old Lady Behaving Badly

    • League of Pensioners Series, Book 3
    • By: Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    In the third hilarious installment in internationally best-selling author Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg’s League of Pensioners series, Martha and the League’s latest escapade has them headed for the French Riviera in what is sure to be the most daring caper of the summer. Martha and her friends are sitting comfortably in Sweden… a little too comfortably. Determined to do more for their fellow pensioners - and jazz things up for themselves - they’re up to their usual antics: bank robberies, money laundering, and figuring out how to disappear in a garbage-truck-cum-getaway-car.

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Fair Miss Fortune

    • By: D. E. Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 60

    Jane Fortune causes a stir when she arrives in the small community of Dingleford. She has bought an old cottage and plans to open a tearoom. Old friends Charles Weatherby and Harold Prestcott both fall for the newcomer, but her behaviour seems to vary wildly – she encourages first one then the other and at other times barely recognises them. Is there more to the fair Miss Fortune than meets the eye?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Humorous Look at 1930s English Village Life

    • By Pam on 09-13-12

    Regular price: $14.14

    • Mystery in White

    • By: J. Jefferson Farjeon
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 185
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 168
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 168

    "The horror on the train, great though it may turn out to be, will not compare with the horror that exists here, in this house." On Christmas Eve, heavy snowfall brings a train to a halt near the village of Hemmersby. Several passengers take shelter in a deserted country house, where the fire has been lit and the table laid for tea - but no one is at home. Trapped together for Christmas, the passengers are seeking to unravel the secrets of the empty house when a murderer strikes in their midst.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant!

    • By CM on 09-17-15

    Regular price: $19.82

    • How to Be a Victorian

    • By: Ruth Goodman
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    We know what life was like for Victoria and Albert. But what was it like for a commoner like you or me? How did it feel to cook with coal and wash with tea leaves? Drink beer for breakfast and clean your teeth with cuttlefish? Dress in whalebone and feed opium to the baby? Surviving everyday life came down to the gritty details, the small necessities and tricks of living. Drawing on Ruth's unique firsthand experience gained from living on a Victorian farm for a year, this book will teach you everything you need to know about 19th-century living. 

    Regular price: $26.17

    • The Lies We Told

    • By: Camilla Way
    • Narrated by: Sally Scott, Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • 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

    Beth has always known there was something strange about her daughter, Hannah. The lack of emotion, the disturbing behavior, the apparent delight in hurting others.... Luke comes from the perfect family, with the perfect parents. But one day, he disappears without a trace, and his girlfriend, Clara, is desperate to discover what has happened to him. As Clara digs into the past, she realizes no family is truly perfect and uncovers a link between Luke's long-lost sister and a strange girl named Hannah. Now Luke's life is in danger because of the lies once told and the secrets once kept.

    Regular price: $28.00

    • False Fire

    • By: Veronica Heley
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Attending a birthday celebration for two young girls, Bea Abbot tries not to let superstition get the better of her when she realises they are 13 at dinner. What she doesn't anticipate is that the evening will end in sudden, violent death. Suddenly a dining room curtain goes up in flames. While two members of the host family are rushed to hospital, Bea and a fellow guest search for the birthday girls in a house which has been plunged into darkness.

    Regular price: $20.56

    • Gad's Hall

    • By: Norah Lofts
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    For the Spender family, the ancient, beautifully kept house had seemed a godsend, an incredible bargain, almost a gift from its owner - a kindly man who merely wanted someone to protect the family homestead, to make Gad’s come alive again. And it did. Soon a strong-willed, sensible woman would be overtaken by irrational feelings she could not control, all because of the unspeakable secret kept by the women who had lived at Gad’s Hall more than a century ago.…

    Regular price: $15.59

    • Menopause - the Answers

    • Understand and manage symptoms with natural solutions, alternative remedies and conventional medical advice
    • By: Dr Rosemary Leonard
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson, Dr Rosemary Leonard
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    In this definitive guide, Dr. Rosemary Leonard debunks some of the myths surrounding the menopause, including why perimenopause is a layman's term, and the pros and cons of HRT. Rosemary discusses the best approaches to the menopause and whether drugs, holistic remedies or other forms of treatment will work best for the individual. Covering everything from hot flushes, changes to your menstrual bleeding pattern, and how to tackle sex after menopause to advice on alternative remedies.

    Regular price: $17.55

    • Murder in Steeple Martin

    • By: Lesley Cookman
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 15

    Ex-actress Libby Sarjeant is producing and directing a play in her home village of Steeple Martin. She never expected her exciting new venture to lead to romance: and she certainly didn't expect mystery, intrigue, and murder. When a series of accidents culminates in murder being committed, Libby is compelled to find out if its roots are in the past or the more sordid present. A cast of local characters alternately helps and hinders her, including Fran the sceptical psychic and Sidney the guard cat.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Yawn

    • By asassyvic on 10-29-08

    Regular price: $24.17

    • The Dhammapada, The Udana, The Itivuttaka

    • Key Texts from the Khuddaka Nikaya
    • By: John D Ireland, Buddharakkita - translators
    • Narrated by: Jinananda, Ratnadhya, Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 18

    The Dhammapada, a collection of 423 verses in 26 chapters, is perhaps the most famous of all Buddhist texts. It presents the Buddha’s teachings in a clear and highly accessible form and has been used for personal instruction and teaching for centuries throughout the Buddhist world. It comes from the Khuddaka Nikaya section of the Pali Canon and is here collected with two other key texts from the same source.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pure common sense !

    • By Niecey on 05-18-16

    Regular price: $17.03

    • To Defy a King

    • By: Elizabeth Chadwick
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 135
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113

    The privileged daughter of one of the most powerful men in England, Mahelt Marshal’s life changes dramatically when her father is suspected of treachery by King John. Her brothers become hostages and Mahelt is married to Hugh Bigod, heir to the earldom of Norfolk. Adapting to her new life is hard, but Mahelt comes to love Hugh deeply; however, defying her father-in-law brings disgrace and heartbreak.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent +

    • By Compute on 08-21-15

    Regular price: $16.41

    • Birthright

    • By: David Hingley
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    In 1664, four years after Charles II is restored to the throne, Mercia Blakewood stands to lose everything: her father to the executioner's ax, her freedom to her treacherous uncle, her son to his resentful grandparents. But when her father leaves her a cryptic message in his last speech, she seizes her chance to fight back. With would-be lover Nathan Keyte and unlikely new friend Nicholas Wildmoor, Mercia must unravel her father's mystery to find a great prize long thought lost.

    Regular price: $23.34

    • The Perfect Poison

    • By: Amanda Quick
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Plagued by rumours that she poisoned her fiancé, Lucinda Bromley lives on the fringes of polite society, tending her beloved plants - and occasionally consulting on a murder investigation. But the death of a lord has shaken Lucinda to her core. At the murder scene, she picks up traces of a poison containing a very rare species of fern - stolen from her conservatory just last month.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My favourite Amanda Quick story

    • By Rachel on 11-09-15

    Regular price: $20.96

    • The Great Poets: Robert Browning

    • By: Robert Browning
    • Narrated by: David Timson, Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Robert Browning’s popular poems "The Pied Piper of Hamelin" and "How They Brought the Good News" are often anthologised, but it is in his dramatic lyrics such as "My Last Duchess" and the chilling "Porphyria’s Lover" that his poetic genius shines. Browning, with his unusual use of language, can be a challenging poet, but one who is always rewarding. This selection shows the many imaginative facets of this often neglected Victorian poet.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Bright Light

    • By Traci on 03-28-17

    Regular price: $7.00

    • Murder Underground

    • By: Mavis Doriel Hay
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 86

    It's 1934. When Miss Pongleton is found murdered on the stairs of Belsize Park station, her fellow boarders in the Frampton Hotel are not overwhelmed with grief at the death of a tiresome old woman. But they all have their theories about the identity of the murderer and help to unravel the mystery of who killed the wealthy 'Pongle'. Several of her fellow residents - even Tuppy the terrier - have parts to play in the events that lead to a dramatic arrest.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A cunning mystery, well read

    • By Katherine on 11-02-16

    Regular price: $20.56

    • Lady of the English

    • By: Elizabeth Chadwick
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106

    Two very different women are linked by destiny and the struggle for the English crown. Matilda, daughter of Henry I, is determined to win back her crown from Stephen, the usurper king. Adeliza, Henry's widowed queen and Matilda's stepmother, is now married to William D'Albini, a warrior of the opposition. Both women are strong and prepared to stand firm for what they know is right. But in a world where a man's word is law, how can Adeliza obey her husband while supporting Matilda, the rightful queen?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Enjoyable!

    • By Cat Morgan on 09-28-16

    Regular price: $18.48

    • The Little Old Lady Who Struck Lucky Again!

    • A Novel
    • By: Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Martha Andersson and her friends are at it again. Having left behind their restrictive senior home in Stockholm, the gang is off to make it big in the bright lights and big money of The Strip. Armed with electric wheelchairs and some well-placed helium balloons, Martha, The Genius, The Rake, Christina, and Anna-Gretta are ready to take a Vegas casino for all it's worth, cashing in on their new favorite pastime: white-collar crime.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Liked the story but,....

    • By MerrieMe on 10-15-17

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Straw in the Wind

    • By: Janet Woods
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    1835, England. Serafina Finn is conceived as the result of a love affair between a sea captain and a married woman, who dies giving birth to the child. Abandoned to an orphanage, Serafina grows up never quite knowing who she is. Eighteen years after her birth, and having heard rumours that his lost daughter is still alive, her father instigates a search. He hires Adam Chapman to track Serafina down. Adam falls in love with Serafina but must find evidence to prove her identity.

    Regular price: $14.45

    • Traitor

    • By: David Hingley
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 2 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

    February 1665. With winter passing, Mercia Blakewood is at last headed back to England from America, hoping to leave behind the shadow that death and heartache have cast. She expects a welcome from the King, considering her earlier, mostly successful mission on his behalf, but the reception is not exactly warm. Mercia faces more manipulation and must accept a clandestine and uncomfortable role at the heart of the royal court, posing as a mistress to find a spy and traitor.

    Regular price: $23.34

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