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    • As the Sun Breaks Through

    • Cliffehaven, Book 15
    • By: Ellie Dean
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Cliffehaven, June 1944. As the planes continue to circle over Cliffehaven, Peggy Reilly’s sister, Doris, must seek refuge after a V-1 blast destroys her home. Rita, Sarah and the other residents at Beach View Boarding House quickly find their peace disturbed, and it’s not long before even Peggy loses her patience. But with more bad news to come, will Doris finally be forced to swallow her pride? Meanwhile Peggy’s father-in-law, Ron Reilly, is delighted when his sweetheart, Rosie, returns home. Until a heartbreaking confession suggests things may never be the same between them. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • As the Sun Breaks Through

    • By Gayle on 10-14-18

    Regular price: $24.00

    • A Christmas Secret

    • Schubert, Book 2
    • By: Kirsty Ferry
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Soundings and Choc Lit present the audiobook edition of A Christmas Secret. When Hugo McCreadie steps into Isla Brodie’s pet portrait studio to get a 'Festive Furball Photo Shoot' for his sister’s cat Schubert, he does question his sanity. But he knows the photographs will be the perfect Christmas present for his eccentric sister, Nessa - and he finds himself quite taken with ditzy, animal-loving Isla Brodie, too. Will a Christmas secret from long ago prevent Hugo and Isla’s new friendship from going any further? Or will a certain big, black cat take matters into his own paws?

    Regular price: $17.23

    • The Downstairs Maid

    • By: Rosie Clarke
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 303
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      4 out of 5 stars 281
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      4 out of 5 stars 284

    She is a servant girl... When her father becomes ill, Emily Carter finds herself sent into service at Priorsfield Manor in order to provide the family with an income. He will be the Lord of the Manor... Emily strikes up an unlikely friendship with the daughters of the house, as well as Nicolas, son of the Earl. But as the threat of war comes ever closer, she becomes even more aware of the vast differences between upstairs and downstairs, servant and master...If you like Downton Abbey you’ll love this!

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Some Good, Lots of Bad- Details too 'adult' for me

    • By Susan on 09-09-15

    Regular price: $28.91

    • Summer Half

    • By: Angela Thirkell
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    A captivating comic novel from Angela Thirkell's much-loved 1930s Barsetshire series: trainee barrister Colin Keith makes an ill-advised foray into teaching at Southbridge School. To his parents' dismay, Colin Keith - out of the noble but misplaced sense of duty peculiar to high-minded young university graduates - chooses to quit his training for the Bar and take a teaching job at Southbridge School.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I Have Taught College English...

    • By Douglas on 08-24-16

    Regular price: $20.24

    • A Wartime Friend

    • By: Lizzie Lane
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of A Wartime Friend by Lizzie Lane, read by Penelope Freeman. Leah escapes from a train bound for a death camp - along with a surprising canine friend, a kind-natured German Shepherd. Discovered in France by an RAF pilot, the traumatised Leah wakes to find she's forgotten everything. Fostered by the pilot and Meg, his wife, Leah becomes Lily, remembering nothing of her former life. However, war and tragedy shatter their lives.

    Regular price: $23.44

    • Christmas at Borteen Bay

    • By: Morton S. Gray
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Soundings and Choc Lit present the audiobook edition of Christmas at Borteen Bay. Christmas is a bittersweet time for Pippa Freeman. There are good memories, of course - but some painful ones, too. Then her mother is implicated in a mysterious occurrence in their home town of Borteen, and Pippa wonders if she'll ever experience a happy Christmas again - especially when a family secret is revealed. But when police officer and old school friend Ethan Gibson offers his support, Pippa begins to realise that even though her life has been turned upside down, a happy and hopeful Christmas isn't impossible.... 

    Regular price: $17.23

    • Nightingales Under the Mistletoe

    • By: Donna Douglas
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    It's Christmas 1941, and the nurses at the Nightingale are facing their toughest winter yet. With shortages everywhere and every news bulletin announcing more losses, the British people are weary and demoralised, and The Nightingale Hospital is suffering too. Millie is recently widowed and dealing with the demands of her family's estate. It's not long before her old world of the Nightingale begins to beckon, along with a long-lost love.... Jess is struggling with her move from East London to the countryside.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love this series.

    • By Gleefully on 02-13-16

    Regular price: $23.55

    • The Nightingale Christmas Show

    • By: Donna Douglas
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Matron Kathleen Fox has the job of putting the hospital back together but wonders if she is up to the task. In an attempt to bring some festive cheer, she decides to put on a Christmas show. The idea is greeted with mixed feelings by the nurses, who all have their own problems, and also by the new Assistant Matron and ward sister, who find themselves rivals for the role of organiser. But as rehearsals begin, the performers begin to find the show is not just a tonic for the patients.

    Regular price: $22.06

    • The Best Boomerville Hotel

    • By: Caroline James
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    Jo Docherty and Hattie Contaldo have a vision - a holiday retreat in the heart of the Lake District exclusively for guests of 'a certain age' wishing to stimulate both mind and body with new creative experiences. One hotel refurbishment later and the Best Boomerville Hotel is open for business! Perhaps not surprisingly, Boomerville attracts more than its fair share of eccentric clientele.

    Regular price: $21.81

    • District Nurse on Call

    • By: Donna Douglas
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
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      5 out of 5 stars 10
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      5 out of 5 stars 10

    West Yorkshire, 1926. After completing her training in Steeple Street, Agnes is looking forward to making her mark as the village's first district nurse, confident she can make a difference in the locals' lives. But when she arrives, she's treated with suspicion, labelled just another servant of the wealthy mine owners. The locals would much rather place their trust in the resident healer, Nella Black.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Made me appreciate coal miners and their families!

    • By Annie on 10-26-17

    Regular price: $25.04

    • Solo

    • By: Jill Mansell
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Solo is a delightful romantic novel from best-selling author Jill Mansell, not to be missed by readers of Lucy Diamond and Cathy Kelly. Mad about a man who's dangerous to know? Surely it's better to go solo.... When Tessa Duvall, a struggling artist, reluctantly agreed to accompany her best friend, Holly, to a party at the elegant Charrington Grange Hotel, she had every intention of sneaking off early.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A bit much

    • By Anonymous User on 10-10-18

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Till the Boys Come Home

    • War at Home, Book 5
    • By: Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5

    In 1918 the Great War has taken so much from so many, and it threatens to take even more still from the Hunters, their friends and their servants. Edward, in a bid to run away from problems at home, decides not to resist conscription and ends up at the Front. Sadie's hopes for love are unrequited, and Laura has to flee Artemis House when it is shelled, and she finds herself in London driving an ambulance. 

    Regular price: $21.81

    • The Nightingale Nurses

    • By: Donna Douglas
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    It's the final year of training for three young nurses at The Nightingale Hospital. Helen is at a crossroads in her life as she battles with her domineering mother over both her love life and her future career. Dora can't stop loving Nick, who is married to her best friend, Ruby. Millie is anxious about her fiancé, sent to Spain to cover the Civil War, and things only get worse when she encounters a fortune teller who gives her a sinister warning.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Still interested, but a bit disappointed

    • By susan on 05-09-15

    Regular price: $16.83

    • The Nurses of Steeple Street

    • By: Donna Douglas
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 28

    Welcome to the district nurses' home on Steeple Street, where everyone has a secret.... Ambitious young nurse Agnes Sheridan had a promising future ahead of her until a tragic mistake cost her the love and respect of everyone around her. Now she has come to Leeds for a fresh start as a trainee district nurse. But Agnes finds herself facing unexpected challenges as she is assigned to Quarry Hill, one of the city's most notorious slums.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great book.

    • By Bethany Schweitzer on 09-06-16

    Regular price: $23.55

    • The Nightingale Girls

    • By: Donna Douglas
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    Three very different girls sign up as trainee nurses at a big London teaching hospital in 1934. Dora leaves her overcrowded, squalid working-class home for a better life. But has she got what it takes to keep up with other, better-educated girls? And will her hated stepfather ever let her go? Helen is born for the job; her brother is a doctor, her all-powerful mother a hospital trustee. But will Helen’s secret misery be her downfall? An aristocratic rebel, Millie’s carefree attitude will find her up in front of Matron again and again. Will she ever care enough to make a nurse? Or will she go back to the glamorous life she was born to?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very enjoyable read...

    • By Buffy on 12-22-16

    Regular price: $18.33

    • The Firebird's Feather

    • By: Marjorie Eccles
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    London, May 1911. The new king, George V, is preparing for his coronation. The suffragettes are campaigning for women to get the vote. The East End seethes with unrest. And 18-year-old Kitty Challoner is looking forward to 'coming out' in London society. But Kitty's secure, sheltered world is about to be torn apart. Lydia Challoner is shot dead while out riding in Hyde Park, and during the ensuing murder investigation Kitty discovers that there was so much she didn't know about her mother.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • View of the Russian Revolution from England.

    • By Julie on 06-26-17

    Regular price: $21.81

    • A Child Is Born

    • By: Donna Douglas
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
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      5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Christmas Eve, 1936. On a foggy December night, a pregnant woman walks out in front of a trolley bus and is knocked unconscious. She is rushed to the Nightingale hospital, and a healthy baby is delivered. But the mother claims to have lost her memory, and cannot believe that the child is hers. It seems that the Nightingale nurses may need to perform a Christmas miracle.

    Regular price: $9.08

    • Nightingales on Call

    • By: Donna Douglas
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    Dora and her old enemy Lucy are paired up on the children's ward for the final three months of their training. The two nurses couldn't seem more different, but they may have more in common than they think, as each hides a secret heartache. And there are new faces. Jess is the feisty eldest daughter of a notorious East End family and determined to prove herself as a ward maid. New trainee nurse Effie can't wait to escape her small Irish village, and make her way as a nurse in London.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The magic is gone....

    • By susan on 05-14-15

    Regular price: $23.55

    • A Nightingale Christmas Carol

    • Nightingale Girls, Book 8
    • By: Donna Douglas
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    With her husband, Nick, away fighting, Dora struggles to keep the home fires burning but finds herself in a difficult position when she is put in charge of a ward of injured German POWs. Can she find it in her heart to care for her enemies? Fellow nurse Kitty faces a similar struggle looking after the men who killed her beloved brother. But her life becomes even more complicated when she falls for one of the prisoners. And Helen Denton returns from nursing in Europe with a secret. She has her own reasons for hating the Germans.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Story and Narration

    • By Laurie Burks on 05-17-17

    Regular price: $23.55

    • While We're Apart

    • By: Ellie Dean
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    The compelling new Second World War novel from Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author of Some Lucky Day. It is1942, and England is at war. Mary Jones has just celebrated her eighteenth birthday and said good-bye to her childhood sweetheart, Jack, when she learns her house has taken a direct hit during a tip-and-run raid. With both her parents dead and her home destroyed, a distraught Mary moves in with Jack’s parents.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Half a Book

    • By Serene Night on 05-10-17

    Regular price: $20.65

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