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    • I Was Anastasia

    • By: Ariel Lawhon
    • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood, Sian Thomas, Ariel Lawhon
    • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 161
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 149

    Russia, July 17, 1918: Under direct orders from Vladimir Lenin, Bolshevik secret police force Anastasia Romanov, along with the entire imperial family, into a damp basement in Siberia where they face a merciless firing squad. None survives. At least that is what the executioners have always claimed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Even knowing the true story,still enjoyed the book

    • By Emily on 04-02-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • A Woman in Arabia

    • The Writings of the Queen of the Desert
    • By: Gertrude Bell, Georgina Howell - introduction, Georgina Howell - editor
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas, Adjoa Andoh
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Gertrude Bell was leaning in 100 years before Sheryl Sandberg. One of the great woman adventurers of the 20th century, she turned her back on Victorian society to study at Oxford and travel the world and became the chief architect of British policy in the Middle East after World War I. Mountaineer, archaeologist, Arabist, writer, poet, linguist, and spy, she dedicated her life to championing the Arab cause and was instrumental in drawing the borders that define today's Middle East.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Raw historiography of a spectacular heroine

    • By Josef on 01-07-16

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Door

    • By: Magda Szabó, Len Rix - translator
    • Narrated by: Siân Thomas
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113

    Intense, brilliant and moving, The Door is a compelling story about the relationship between two women of opposing backgrounds and personalities: one, an intellectual and writer; the other, her housekeeper, a mysterious, elderly woman who sets her own rules and abjures religion, education, pretense and any kind of authority. Beneath this hardened exterior of Emerence lies a painful story that must be concealed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Challenging, but an engrossing, literary work.

    • By Earnest on 09-05-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • I Think I Love You

    • By: Allison Pearson
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 46

    The new novel from the best-selling author of I Don’t Know How She Does It takes us on an unforgettable journey into first love, and—with the emotional intensity and penetrating wit that have made her beloved among readers all over the world—reminds us of how the ardor of our youth can ignite our adult lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • NPR loved it and so did i

    • By k. on 02-21-11

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Everything Is Lies

    • By: Helen Callaghan
    • Narrated by: Anna Popplewell, Sian Thomas
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Everything Is Lies by Helen Callaghan. Sophia's parents lead quiet, unremarkable lives. At least that is what she's always believed. Until the day she arrives at her childhood home to find a house ringing with silence. Her mother is hanging from a tree. Her father is lying in a pool of his own blood, near to death. The police are convinced it is an attempted murder-suicide. But Sophia is sure that the woman who brought her up isn't a killer....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, unexpected plot<br />

    • By Camilla Hoiby on 07-27-18

    Regular price: $24.00

    • Introducing the Ancient Greeks

    • From Bronze Age Seafarers to Navigators of the Western Mind
    • By: Edith Hall
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Acclaimed classics scholar Edith Hall's Introducing the Ancient Greeks is the first book to offer a synthesis of the entire ancient Greek experience, from the rise of the Mycenaean kingdoms of the sixteenth century BC to the final victory of Christianity over paganism in AD 391. Each of the ten chapters visits a different Greek community at a different moment during the twenty centuries of ancient Greek history.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Surveying the Greeks

    • By Jolene on 05-31-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • A Partisan's Daughter

    • By: Louis de Bernières
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas, Jeff Rawle
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 7

    He's Chris: bored, lonely, trapped in a loveless, sexless marriage. In his 40s, he's a stranger inside the youth culture of London in the late 1970s, a stranger to himself on the night he invites a hooker into his car. She's Roza: recently moved to London, the daughter of one of Tito's partisans. She's in her 20s but has already lived a life filled with danger, misadventure, romance, and tragedy. And although she's not a hooker, when she sees Chris, she gets into his car anyway.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Tale of Love and Loneliness

    • By L. Berlyne-Kovler on 02-17-09

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Maggie Smith

    • A Biography
    • By: Michael Coveney
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 68

    No one does glamour, severity, girlish charm, or tight-lipped witticism better than Dame Maggie Smith. Michael Coveney's biography shines a light on the life and career of a truly remarkable performer, one whose stage and screen career spans six decades. From her days as a West End star of comedy and revue, Dame Maggie's path would cross with those of the greatest actors, playwrights, and directors of the era.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Love letter from a fan

    • By Nora on 01-09-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Scandalous Risks

    • By: Susan Howatch
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    In 1963, when traditional values are under attack, Venetia, a young woman, becomes involved with the Dean of Starbridge Cathedral. But as a married man, he has nothing to offer her, and Venetia finds herself trapped in a web of love and lies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful series

    • By Adam Shields on 05-08-13

    Regular price: $21.68

    • Mount!

    • By: Jilly Cooper
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 19 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    In Jilly Cooper's latest, raciest novel, Rupert Campbell-Black takes centre stage in the cutthroat world of flat racing. Rupert is consumed by one obsession: that Love Rat, his adored grey horse, be proclaimed champion stallion. He longs to trounce Roberto's Revenge, the stallion owned by his detested rival, Cosmo Rannaldini, which means abandoning his racing empire at Penscombe and his darling wife, Taggie, and chasing winners in the richest races worldwide, from Dubai to Los Angeles to Melbourne.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another winner for Jilly Cooper!

    • By Anonymous User on 08-15-17

    Regular price: $25.58

    • Purge

    • By: Sofi Oksanen, Lola Rogers (Translator)
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    Deep in an Estonian forest, two women - one young, one old - are hiding. Zara is a prostitute and a murderer, on the run from brutal captors, men who know about inflicting punishment. Aliide offers refuge, but not safety: She has her own secrets, traitorous crimes of passion and revenge committed long ago, during the country’s brutal Soviet years. Both women have suffered lives of abuse. But this time their survival depends on revealing the one thing history has taught them to keep safely hidden: the truth.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic Narrator!

    • By Tamara on 10-14-12

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Coroner

    • By: M. R. Hall
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    When lawyer Jenny Cooper is appointed Severn Vale District Coroner, she's hoping for a quiet life and space to recover from a traumatic divorce, but the office she inherits from the recently deceased Harry Marshall contains neglected files hiding dark secrets and a trail of buried evidence. Could the tragic death in custody of a young boy be linked to the apparent suicide of a teenage prostitute and the fate of Marshall himself?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best book of the year, so far.

    • By karen on 05-11-13

    Regular price: $18.80

    • The Secret of Platform 13

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Under Platform 13 at Kings Cross Station there is a secret door that leads to a magical island. It appears only once every nine years. And when it opens, four mysterious figures step into the streets of London. A wizard, an ogre, a fey, and a young hag have come to find the prince of their kingdom, stolen as a baby nine years before.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Print vs. Voice

    • By Elizabeth on 04-18-08

    Regular price: $7.94

    • I Let Him Go

    • By: Denise Fergus
    • Narrated by: Siân Polhill-Thomas
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    A truly inspiring and heartbreaking book from the mother of little James Bulger - whose murder by two young boys shocked the world. On 12th February 1993, Denise's life changed forever. As she was running errands at New Strand Shopping Centre, she let go of her two-year-old son's hand to take out her purse. Denise never saw her son again. In this extraordinary and heart-wrenching audiobook comes the unflinching account of that terrible day from James Bulger's mother, Denise.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • heartbreaking

    • By Eric Weaver on 07-21-18

    Regular price: $29.84

    • The Burning

    • Coroner Jenny Cooper, Book 6
    • By: Matthew Hall
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    A dense, bitterly cold fog has settled over the Wye Valley when Bristol coroner Jenny Cooper is called to the scene of a dreadful tragedy: in the village of Blackstone Ley, a house has burned to the ground, with three members of a family inside. Though evidence of foul play is quickly uncovered, it isn't long before the police investigation is drawn to a close. It seems certain that the fire was started by one of the victims, Ed Morgan, in a fit of jealous rage. But their infant son is still missing, and Ed had left a message for his surviving wife....

    Regular price: $22.71

    • A Possible Life

    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas, Samuel West, Christian Rodska, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Terrified, a young prisoner in the Second World War closes his eyes and pictures himself going out to bat on a sunlit cricket ground in Hampshire. Across the courtyard in a Victorian workhouse, a father too ashamed to acknowledge his son. A skinny girl steps out of a Chevy with a guitar; her voice sends shivers through the skull. Soldiers and lovers, parents and children, scientists and musicians risk their bodies and hearts in search of connection.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • For me it was not up to Faulk,s high standard

    • By Chris on 11-27-12

    Regular price: $23.45

    • The Redeemed

    • By: M. R. Hall
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    A man's body is discovered in a church yard, the sign of the cross carved into his abdomen. Later he is found to be Alan Jacobs, a troubled psychiatric nurse. It seems to Jenny Cooper, Severn Vale District Coroner, this is likely to be an open and shut suicide case, but something tells her to probe a little deeper. After another tragic death, Jenny’s suspicions turn toward a powerful new global phenomenon: the politically ambitious and intoxicatingly charismatic Mission Church of God. Meanwhile Jenny must finally confront the demons of her past....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Less interesting in series

    • By Donna Seidel on 12-31-15

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Disappeared

    • By: M. R. Hall
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Two young British students, Nazim Jamal and Rafi Hassan, vanish without a trace. The police write them off as runaways, but seven years later, Nazim's grief-stricken mother is still unconvinced....Jenny Cooper is finally settling into her role as coroner for the Severn Valley; the ghosts of her past banished to the sidelines once more. But as an inquest into Nazim's disappearance gets underway, the stink of corruption and conspiracy becomes clear.

    Regular price: $18.80

    • Hearts and Minds

    • By: Amanda Craig
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Hidden by London’s wealth, energy and need for cheap labour, the city’s immigrant population is powerless, despised and often illegal. So when a young woman’s body is discovered on Hampstead Heath one cold morning, she could be anyone...Rich or poor, outsider or insider, five strangers are connected in undreamed-of ways as greed, courage, murder and kindness link their lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Timely Look At Immigration

    • By Sara on 07-02-18

    Regular price: $20.34

    • Her Fearful Symmetry

    • By: Audrey Niffenegger
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 19

    Julia and Valentina Poole are normal American teenagers - normal, at least, for identical 'mirror' twins who have no interest in college or jobs or possibly anything outside their cozy suburban home. But everything changes when they receive notice that an aunt whom they didn't know existed has died and left them her flat in an apartment block overlooking Highgate Cemetery in London.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Loved the Narrator, a perfect choice

    • By Sarah on 01-18-13

    Regular price: $12.39

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